Pleurothallis apopsis Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Amphygiae Luer 1998 Photo by S Manning and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade Cold Summer Fall

Common Name The Lofty Pleurothallis [refers to the plants location high in the mountains]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Imbabura and Napo Ecuador at elevations of 3200 to 3700 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a long tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 shorter ones at the base and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, deflexed, cordate-ovate, acute, more or less concave below into the deeply cordate, sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a fascile of short, successively single flowered inflorescence arising through a reclining to suberect, conduplicate spathe with thin floral bracts.

Synonyms Acronia apopsis (Luer) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos apopsis (Luer) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia apopsis drawing fide other than the erect petals;