Pleurothallis glochis Luer & R.Escobar 1981 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

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Part shade ColdWinterSpringSummer

Common Name The Arrow Point Pleurothallis [refers to the shape of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 2700 to 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender, terete ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 1 to 2 basal ones, and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, acuminate, broadly cuneate below into the rounded, sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter spring and summer on a fascile of erect, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long-pedunculate, successively single, flowered inflorescence arising through a reclining spathe at the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Acronia glochis (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 glochis