Zosterophyllanthos batrachus is an orchid species identified by (Luer & Hirtz) Szlach. & Kulak in 2006. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Pleurothallis batrachus.
ORIGIN: Found in Zamora Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 1500 to 1600 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with stout, erect, ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath on the lower third and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, suberect, oblong,-ovate, deeply cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on a short, succession of single flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe and carrying large gaping flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: 0.8 inches [2 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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