Pleurothallis andreettae (Luer) J.M.H.Shaw 2014 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859

TYPE Drawing of Acronia andreettae by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name or Meaning Andreetta's Pleurothallis [Ecuadorian Priest snd Orchid Enthusiast and Co-collector of species 1920 - 2011]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Azuay province of Ecuador in thickets along watercourse at elevations around 2900 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a closely adpressed, tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, horizontal, coriaceous, elliptical ovate, acuminate, acute, shallowly cordate, sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer on a very short peduncle concealed within a reclining spathe .06 to .072" [.15 to .18 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with thin, tubular, shorter then the ovary floral bracts

Similar to P bivalvis but P andreettae differs in the large flower, narrowly triangular outstretched petals and the large granular lip

Synonyms *Acronia andreettae Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia andreettae drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 9 2007 photo fide;