Pleurothallis dibolia Luer 1975 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

Common Name The Double-Edged Lance Pleurothallis

Flower Size .15" [3mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 500 to 1300 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramcauls with a close tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, spreading, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, with the sides more or less revolute, and narrows abruptly to the sessile, shallowly cordate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a fascile of successive, single flowered inflroecence subtended by a spathe and has the opeduncle concealed within and has thin, tubular floral bracts.

Differs in it's erect, tall, slender ramcauls with erect, narrowly ovate, cordate leaves and carrying yellow acute, glabrous petals, sepals and synsepal and have a broadly cordate lip with a pair of basal calli flanking the glenion.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 225 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia crossota; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia dibolia drawing fide

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