Pleurothallis dubbeldamii Luer 2003 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Dubbeldam's Pleurothallis [Dutch cultivator of Species Current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Discovered in Netherlands without collection data as a miniature to small sized, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath at the base and another below the middle and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, cordate base, sessile leaf that blooms in the summer on a reclining, arising through a reclining spathe, .8" 2 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with half as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

Most similar to P phylocardioides but differs in the narrowly larger spathe and the larger flower with sepal concave centrally above a convex portion at the base and larger and broader petals that have revolute margins and are slightly curved.

Synonyms Acronia dubbeldamii (Luer) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos dubbeldamii (Luer) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquideologia Vol 22 #3 2003 Luer drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 drawing as Acronia dubbeldamii drawing fide

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