Pleurothallis glabra Luer & R.Escobar 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Photo by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

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Common Name The Glabrous Pleurothallis [refers to the completely smooth floral parts]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 1500 to 1850 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a thin tubular sheath above the base and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, suberect to spreading, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring and fall on a fascile of successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising through and concealed by a slender spathe .

Synonyms Acronia glabra (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos glabra (Luer & R.Escobar) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 20: 56. Luer 1996 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia glabra drawing fide;