Zosterophyllanthos rectipetalus is an orchid species identified by (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Szlach. & Kulak in 2006. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Pleurothallis rectipetala.
ORIGIN: Found in Panama in cloud forests at elevations of 100 to 2250 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Miniature sized, cold to hot growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 short sheaths and another longer one below the middle and carrying a single, apical, deflexed, coriaceous, broadly cordate-ovate, concave, acute, basally deeply cordate with overlapping lobes and sessile leaf that blooms in the spring on a fascile of successive single flopwered inflorescence arising from a suberect, conduplicate spathe.
FLOWER SIZE: 0.4 inches [1 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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