Pleurothallis homeroi (Luer & Endara) J.M.H.Shaw 2014 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859

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

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Common Name or Meaning Homero's Pleurothallis [Ecuadorian original collector of the type current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Napo province of Ecuador at elevations around 2130 meters as a small to just medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with very slender, erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carryinjg a single, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, qcute, acuminate, sessile, sha;llowly cordate leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a reclining, arising through and hidden within a reclining spathe, .32 to .40" [8 to 10 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with a tubular floral bract and carrying flowers without color notes.

”This species is from the eastern slope of the Andes in the Llangantes range and is characterized by the very slender ramicauls carrying an erect, narrowly ovate, acuminate leaf, an inconspicuous spathe, and small glabrous flowers with obtuse sepals, and linear-oblong petals. The oblong lip is distinct with decuved sides and a large glenion above an unguiculate base. P homeroi is related to P bivalvis but the distinct lip distinguishes it. ” Luer 2005

Synonyms *Acronia homeroi Luer & Endara 2005

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

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