Pleurothallis titan Luer 1977 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

Leaf and Flower Photo by Jay Pfahl Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

Common Name The Giant Pleurothallis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

A large sized, cool growing epiphyte that is found in Colombia and Panama at elevations of 1000 to 1300 meters with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, close, tubular sheaths and another below the middle and carrying a single, apical, suberect to spreading, coriaceous, ovate, acute, acuminate, basally sessile and deeply cordate leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a successive solitary flower arising through a reclining spathe and holding the large flower close against the leaf base.

Synonyms Acronia titan [Luer]Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos titan (Luer) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 4 1995 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Systematics of Dryadella and Acronia Section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 drawing fide as Acronia titan; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 11 2006 photo fide; Lankesteriana 18: 217-230 Wilson, Zhao etal 2018 photo fide