Pleurothallis jaramilloi Luer 2001 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

Another Angle

Another Color Form ? acute, deflexed tip to lip, reflexed petals

Photos by © Jay Pfahl

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer

deep Shade ColdWinterspring

Common NameJaramillo's Pleurothallis [Roberto Jaramillo Mejia Colombian Discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Boyaca department near the border with Santander department in the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia at elevations around 2600 meters as a medium sized, cold growing, caespitose terrestrial with a suberect to horizontal, slender ramicauls with 2 to 3 sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, horizontal, coriaceous, cordate-ovate, acute, slightly acuminate, cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late winter through spring on an erect, arising at the base of the leaf through an erect, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, foliaceous sheath, peduncles .16 to .2" [4 to 5 mm] long, fascile of successively single inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"This species from the Eastern Cordillera of Colombia is distinguished by the large, erect spathe at the base of a horizontal, cordate leaf. The flower is borne a few millimeters beyond the spathe. The dorsal sepal and nearly equal synsepal are ovate and acute, the petals are proportionately large, slightly arcuate, oblong, acute, and minutely fringed. The lip is thick, elliptical, obtuse, shallowly concave centrally, and with a convex glenion at the base." Luer 2001

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquideología Vol 22 #1 pg 53-56. Luer 2001 drawing fide, Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia jaramilloi drawing fide;