Pleurothallis hispidula (Luer & R.Escobar) J.M.H.Shaw 2014 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859

TYPE Drawing of Acronia hispidula by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name or Meaning The Short Rigid Haired Pleurothallis [refers to the hairs of the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 ccm]

Found in Antoquia department of Colombia at elevations aroumd 1600 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, spreading, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, acuminate, sessile, cordate leaf that blooms in the spring on a short, concealed within the reclining spathe, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with tubular floral bract and carrying flowers with a yellow dorsal sepal.

”This species is from the Western Cordillera of Antioquia and is related to nume4rous species within the P bivalvis Complex, but P hispidula differs in the long, narrowly linear-ovate leaves and an oblong, flat, diffusely hispidous lip.” Luer 2005

Synonyms *Acronia hispidula Luer & R.Escobar 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia hispidula drawing fide;

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