Pleurothallis aguirrei Luer & R.Escobar 2003 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full ShadeWarm Spring

Common Name Aguirre's Pleurothallis [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast and Discoverer of the type current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Narino department of Colombia at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect, terete ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, horizontal, narrowly ovate, acute, cordate, sessile leaf that blooms in the spring on a resting on the leaf, arising from the base of the leaf through a reclining spathe successive single flowered inflorescence with a shorter than the pedicel floral bract and carrying a flower with a pale yellow dorsal sepal, light rose lateral sepals, yellow petals and a yellow lip.

"Closely related to the large leafed P imperialis but P aguirrei has somewhat smaller and narrower leaves, an equally large flower but with the petals flat and diffusely papillose and, instead of being more or less conical, or pouch-like, the broad, obovate lip is acutely refelexed above the middle." Luer 2005

Synonyms Acronia aguirrei (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos aguirrei (Luer & R.Escobar) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Orquideologia 22 #3 pg 255 Luer & Escobar 2003 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005as Acronia aguirrei

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005as Acronia aguirrei drawing fide

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