Pleurothallis schizopogon Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Aenigma SECTION Aenigmata Luer 1986

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Common Name The Split Beard Pleurothallis

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador and northern Peru as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte at elevations of 2400 to 3100 meters in cloud forests with an elongate rhizome giving rise to alternate, slender, ascending ramicauls enveloped basally by 1 to 2, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, obtuse to rounded appically, gradually narrows below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter spring and fall on a loose, successively 3 to 6 flowered, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul and has acute, oblique floral bracts.

Synonyms Andinia schizopogon (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Systematics of Lepanthes subgenus Brachycladium and Pleurothallis subgen Aenigma, subgen Elongata, Subgen Kraenzlinnella Luer 1994 drawing fide as P schizopetala/schizopogon; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Andinia schizopogon; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 as Andinia schizopogon photos fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Andinia schizopogon photo fide