Pleurothallis-(Acinathera)-zumbae-Bryon-CBR-2020-01-22***Confirmed as Acianthera zumbae (Jun 2020) and verified by Antonio Toscano; the overall plant and dark purple, fleshy flower matches the description and the drawing and photo in IOSPE; there is also minute denticulation on the petals which matches the description; the color form of this flower appears a deep purple, darker than most photos.***

Judging Center: Great Plains

Award Number: 20203551

Award Date: January 18, 2020

Awarded As: Pleurothallis (Acinathera) zumbae 'Bryon' CBR

Thirteen flowers and seven buds on 16 inflorescences up to 1.6cm long in a fascile at base of leaf, spathe 0.5cm long, dry, light brown; plant growing in a 9cm plastic pot with a fine bark mixture, longest ramicaul 0.2cm wide x 10cm long, semi-arched, terete, red-brown, dry brown sheath on proximal one-third, largest leaf 2.2cm wide x 10cm long, dark green blushed maroon, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical; flowers deep red-purple, pendulous; sepals fleshy; lateral sepals fused proximal one-half; petals appressed to column, pale yellow heavily overlaid red-purple on proximal two-thirds, minutely denticulate apex; lip fleshy, central groove, minutely denticulate apex; column erose on distal apex; anther cap yellow; ovary 0.4cm long, ocher; terete, ribbed longitudinally; substance firm; texture crystalline; species from southern Ecuador; ID by SITF _____________.

Hi Bryon,
I have looked at it again as I had a feeling that I had seen that thing before, but was not sure where and when. I decided to go through all Aciantheras and found it! It is a specimen of Acianthera zumbae. I have attached an illustration of A. zumbae. A perfect match!
Toscano (Antonio Toscano de Brito )
Email from 05/21/2016

Icones Pleurothallindinarum 25, Description Page 75, Drawing Page 108

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 1

Plant > Leaf Length: 10

Plant > Leaf Width: 2.2

Plant > Leaf Margin: smooth

Plant > Leaf Shape: narrowly elliptical

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 10

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 0.2

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: smooth, terete

Plant >Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Root Tip Color: green

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 1.6

Inflorescence > Arrangement: 1 to 2 flowered

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 0.4

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.2

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: terete

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: ocher

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: smooth, ribbed longitudinally

Flower Natural Spread Length: 1.0

Flower Natural Spread Width: 0.5

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 1.0

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.3

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 0.6

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.5

Flower > Petals Length: 0.4

Flower > Petals Width: 0.2

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 0.5

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.2

Flower > Column Color: red-purple

Flower > Anther Cap Color: yellow


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