Pleurothallis-peculiaris-Bryon-CBR/CCM-2021-08-23***Confirmed as Pleurothallis peculiaris (Sep 2021); matches the drawing by Carl Luer and confirmed with the identification by Dr. Mark Wilson; closely matches photos in the IOSPE, OW and***

Judging Center: Great Plains Judging Center

Award Number: 20213592

Award Date: August 21, 2021

Awarded As: Pleurothallis peculiaris 'Bryon' CBR/CCM

Forty-one flowers and three buds emanating from a conduplicate spathe 0.5cm wide x 1.5cm long, dry, brown from 44 narrowly cordate-ovate leaves to 4cm wide x 14cm long, coriaceous, dull green with maroon margins, ramicauls 0.2cm wide x 29cm long, terete, green, grown on a 39cm diameter plant in 8.5-cm clay pot of sphagnum moss; sepals and petals red-burgundy, margins pubescent; dorsal sepal 3-veined, obtuse; lateral sepals fused, obtuse, rounded apex, margins recurved, four-veined; petals spathulate; lip dark crimson-burgundy, subtriangular-trilobed, apex rounded, minutely erose, verrucose; column 0.2cm wide x 0.2cm long, ovary 0.1cm wide x 1cm long, chartreuse, ribbed longitudinally; pedicel 0.1cm wide x 1cm long, pale chartreuse; substance firm; texture waxy; species distributed from Costa Rica to Ecuador; ID by SITF ______________________.

Got a CBR & CCM 88 pts today on this Pleurothallis.
Do you think it is diabolica???
Got it from Ecuagenera.

Beautifully grown! Congrats on the CCM 88 pts.

No, this is Pleurothallis (Acronia) peculiaris that is distributed from Costa Rica to Ecuador. I had to check though, since, yes, it is similar to P. diabolica, a Colombian species. I've attached a comparison of Luer's drawings as a pdf.


Mark Wilson, Ph.D.
(he, him, his)

Dept. of Organismal Biology and Ecology
Colorado College
14 East Cache La Poudre
Colorado Springs
CO 80903

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 29-30cm

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

Plant > Leaf Length: 14cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 4cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: smooth

Plant > Leaf Shape: narrowly cordate-ovate

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 29cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 0.2cm

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

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: tightly clustered

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

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 1cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 1cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.1cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: terete

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: chartreuse

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: ribbed lonitudinally

Flower Natural Spread Length: 1.0cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 0.9cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 0.5cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.6cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 0.5cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.3cm

Flower > Petals Length: 0.4cm

Flower > Petals Width: 0.2cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 0.3cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.3cm

Flower > Column Length: 0.2cm

Flower > Column Width: 0.2cm

Flower > Column Color: reb-burgundy


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