Pleurothallis archicolonae Luer 1976 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859 Drawing by Carl Luer and Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade WarmLATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Head Colony Pleurothallis [refers to Cerro Jefe where the species was collected]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Panama in cloud forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls with a thin tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, linear-elliptic, acute, sessile, narrowly cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a fascile of 1 to laxly 2 flowered, .4 to .52" [1 to 1.3 cm] long inflorescence held at the base of the leaf and arising through a spathe,

Synonyms Acronia archicolonae (Luer) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Selbyana 3(1-2): 52-54, f. 129. 1976 Luer Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2006 as Acronia archicolonae