Pleurothallis cuzcoensis [Luer] ined. SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859

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

Common Name or Meaning The Cusco Pleurothallis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Cuzco department of Peru at elevations around 2200 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close, tubular below the middle carrying a single, suberect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, sessile, cuneate, very shallowly cordate base leaf that blooms in the late summer on a peduncle .04" [1 mm] long, totally concealed within a reclining spathe, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with thin, tubular, slightly shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

Related to P microglossa but P cuzcoensis differs in the broad, elliptical leaf that is cuneate basally

Synonyms *Acronia cuzcoensis Luer 2005; Pleurothallis juninensis var. cuzcoensis C.Schweinf. 1953

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