Pleurothallis recurvata Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Photo by The Ecuagenera Website

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name The Recurved Pleurothallis [refers to the sepals and petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe and Morona-Santiago provinces southeastern Ecuador at elevations around 950 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close, tubular sheath on the lower third and 2 other ones at the base and carrying a single, apical, suberect to erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in summer on a fascile, arising through and concealed by a spathe, of slender, .04 to .08" [1 to 2 mm] long peduncles, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with a tubular, just shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Thin ramicauls bear a small, ovate-cordate leaf witha medium sized flower above the base. The sepals are most easily distinguished by the revolute sides. The oblong petals curve up. The lip is thick and obpyriform with a large flat glenion." Luer 2005

Synonyms Acronia recurvata (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos recurvatus (Luer & Hirtz) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia recurvata drawing fide