Pleurothallis gracilipedunculata Foldats 1968 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Amphygiae Luer 1998 Photo by Andreas Philipp and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name The Slender Inflorescence Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Venezuela and Colombia at elevations of 2300 to 2650 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, ascending to erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, acute, slightly acuminate, sessile into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 4 cm] long, fascile of single flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Acronia gracilipedunculata (Foldats) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Parte 2 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol 3 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol 17 Luer 1998 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia gracilipedunculata