Pleurothallis angustissima (Luer & Hirtz) J.M.H.Shaw 2014 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Photo by Orchidées en Nord S.F.O. Section Nord Website

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

Common Name or Meaning The Narrowest Pleurothallis [refers to both the leaf and the flower]

Flower Size .5" [1 cm]

Found in lowland Pastaza province of Ecuador in remnant forests at elevations around 950 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with suberect, slender, terete ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, suberect, coriaceous, narrowly linear, attenuate, acute, shallowly cordate, sessile, sides more or less recurved base leaf that blooms in the summer on a fascile of peduncles arising through a fugaceous sheath .06" [.15 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with slightly longer then the ovary floral bracts

Similar to P portilla which has similar leaves but P angustissima differs in the very narrow elongated sepals and petals and a lip that is twice as large.

Synonyms *Acronia angustissima Luer & Hirtz 2005

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

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