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

Photo by Ron Parsons

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 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 a fascile of weak, filiform, pendent, .6 to 1" [1.8 to 2.5 cm] long, sucessively single, few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and carrying non-resupinate, ephemeral flowers.

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 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia fugax; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 as P aff fugaxphoto fide