Pleurothallis angustilabia Schltr. 1921 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Alatae Luer 1986

Plant and Inflorescnece

Photos by Rebecca Repasky and The Atrium Website


Drawing by Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part ShadeWarm to Cold LATE WinterEARLYSpring

Common Name The Narrow Lipped Pleurothallis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in premontane to montane forests at elevations of 800 to 2500 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with erect, more or less aproximate, 3 to 4 jointed, ramicauls carrying several close, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, subacute to obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on 2 to numerous, much shorter than the leaf, rarely to 3.12" [7.8 cm] long, loosely to 12 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Anathallis angustilabia (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia angustilabia (Schltr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III. Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Pleurothallidinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 drawing good; Macchu Picchu Orchids Eric Christenson 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia angustilabia; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 as Anathallis angustilabia drawing/photos fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Anathallis anGUSTILABIA photo fide