Pleurothallis crassilabia Ames & C.Schweinf. 1925 SUBGENUS Acianthera

Photo by Karremans

Common Name The Thick Lipped Pleurothallis [refers to the fascile of inflorescence]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1500 meters on moss covered treees as a small sized, warm to cool growing, shortly repent epiphyte with erect, compressed, triquetrous ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, rigidly coriaceous, ovate, subacute, cordate and rounded intothe sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on congested, distichous, [2.5 to 3 cm] long, simultaneously few to several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Acianthera crassilabia (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Acianthera crassilabia; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Dracontia carnosilabia ; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera crassilabia photo fide