Pleurothallis acestrophylla Luer 1975 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Full shadeHot WarmWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Knitting Needle Pleurothallis [refers to the semi-terete leaf]

Flower Size .1" [3mm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations around 600 to 1500 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with horizontal to pendant ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 close, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, spreading to pendant, thickly coriaceous, semi-terete, linear-elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter on a very short, succession of single flowers arising from a prone spathe and has tubular floral bracts.

Synonyms Acronia acestrophylla (Luer) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos acestrophyllus (Luer) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide as Acronia acestrophylla;