Pleurothallis knappiae Luer 2000 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Amphygiae Luer 1998 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Knapp's Pleurothallis [American Collector of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Panama at elevations around 1200 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect to suberect ramicauls with a thin tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, acuminate, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on 1 to 3, delicate, distichous, 3.2 to 4.8" [8 to 12 cm] long including the 1.2" [3 cm] long peduncle, loosely, simultaneously several to many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Acronia knappiae (Luer) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia knappiae