Pleurothallis fugax Luer & R.Escobar 1981 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Amphygiae Luer 1998

Photo by Ron Parsons

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Fugaceous Pleurothallis [refers to the short-lived Flower]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 1800 to 2900 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect, terete ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath below the middle and 1 to 2 sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-ovate, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on arching, arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf, fascile of weak, filiform, pendent, .6 to 1" [1.8 to 2.5 cm] long, sucessively single, few flowered inflorescence with thin, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, ephemeral flowers.

"The delicate, pale green flowers are dotted with rose. The lip is transversely reniform witha small, conical callus at the base." Luer 1998

Synonyms Acronia fugax (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Orquideologia Vol 14 #2 Luer & Escobar 1981 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Dryadella Acronia section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia fugax;

Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 as P aff fugax photo fide

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