Pleurothallis acutilabia Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shadeColdsummer

Common Name The Acute Lip Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Choco' Colombia at elevations around 1900 meters as a mini-miiniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect to suberect ramicauls with a tight fitting tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer on a .16" [4 mm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Acronia acutilabia (Luer) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos acutilabius (Luer) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 21: 116 Luer 1999 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acianthera acutilabia drawing fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide;

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