Pleurothallis annectens Luer 1977 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Amphygiae Luer 1998

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Deep shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Linked Pleurothallis [refers to a link between Series Amphygiae and Series Acroniae]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Chiriqui' province of Panama in cloud forests at elevations around 1700 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a thin, tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others above the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, suberect, ovate, acute, rounded to shallowly cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter on a fascile, arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Closely related to Pleurothallis archicolonae with 2 flowered peduncles. The leaves are ovate and acute and the flowers are produced successively from single flowered peduncles in a fascile at the base of the leaf. The dorsal sepal and similar synsepal are yellow flecked with red, concave and shortly cuminate. The peetals are sigmoid. The lip is broadly trilobed with the rounded, basal lobes erect and an acute apex." Luer 1998

Synonyms Acronia annectens (Luer) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 3(3-4): 240-241, f. 221 Luer 1977 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Acronia section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia annectens;

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