Pleurothallis baezensis (Luer & Hirtz) J.M.H.Shaw 2014 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859

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

Common Name or Meaning The Baeza Pleurothallis [An Ecuadorian Community]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Napo province of Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, suberect to spreading, coriaceous, oblong ovate, acuminate, acute, deeply cordate, sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter on a fascile arising and totally enveloped by a reclining spathe, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with thin, tubular, as long as or just shorter shorter then the ovary floral bracts

Similar to P adonis but P baezaensis differs in the smaller flowers with broadly ovate sepals, the suborbicular, three veined dorsal sepal, the oblong, serrulate petals and a tubular lip above the base and proportionally wider, the width being more than half the length.

Synonyms *Acronia baezensis Luer & Hirtz 2005

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