Pleurothallis amphigya Luer & R.Escobar 1981 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Amphygiae Luer 1998 Type for the section

Another Drawing 1998 TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Photo? Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website >

Photo? Photo by Kevin Holcomb

Full shadeCool Cold Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Pointed at Both Ends Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia at elevations around 2400 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a thin tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others above the base and carrying a single, coriaceous, erect, ovate to narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer on a fascile of, .4 to .7" [1 to 1.7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf.

CAUTION The narrow petals on the photographed species above by Ecuagenera does not match the drawings by Luer but the column and lip does. All photos on the net have the leaves as wider and the petals as elongate, thin and twisting, Luers original drawing shows them as much wider and shorter. Kevin Holcomb's photo above is close especially in colotration and in the veining of the dorsal sepal, but again the petals are too long and the lip is more elongate and acute. Luers drawing is absolutely correct.

Synonyms Acronia amphigya (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 14 #2 Luer & Escobar 1981 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing good except for leaf and the petals!; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia amphigya