Pleurothallis habenula Luer & R.Escobar 1981 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Amphygiae Luer 1998 Photo by © The Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt Website

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and TheEpidendra Website

Common Name The Thong Pleurothallis [refers to blade of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 2700 to 3100 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a close fitting tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect to more or less spreading, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-ovate, acute, slightly acuminate, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer on a slender, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and has a tubular floral bract.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 14(2): 153. 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 habenula ;