Pleurothallis arctata Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade Cold Fall

Common Name The Narrow Straight Pleurothallis [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Amazonas Peru at elevations around 2200 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphtye with slender, erect ramiocauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly linear with revolute sides, sulcate on the dorsal side, acute, shortly cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on a fascile of .08 to .12" [2 to 3 mm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence subtended by a spathe.

Synonyms Acronia arctata (Luer) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos arctatus (Luer) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia arctata drawing fide;

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