Pleurothallis lagarophyta Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986

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

Common Name The Lanky Plant Pleurothallis [refers to the slender plant habit]

Flower Size .4 [1 cm]

Found in Huanaco department of Peru as a small sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly linear, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a loose, arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul, distichous, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence with an as long as the pedicel floral bract.

"Characterized by the long, extremely slender leaves about .2" [5 mm] wide. The racemes of white flowers with long, narrrow sepals is shorter than the leaf. The eptals are rounded at the apex. The lip is obovate and shallowly concave between a pair of low calli and there are no verrucosities present at the apex." Luer 1999

Synonyms Anathallis lagarophyta (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Pleurothallis tenuifolia var. longisepala C.Schweinf. 1953; Specklinia lagarophyta (Luer) Luer 2004; Stelis lagarophyta (Luer) Karremans 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Bot. Mus. Leafl. 16: 55 C Schweinfurth 1953 as Pleurothallis tenuifolia var. longisepala C.Schweinfurth;

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing fide;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:249 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Anathallis lagarophyta;

Macchu Picchu Orchids Eric Christenson 2003;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Specklinia lagarophyta;

LANKESTERIANA 13(3): 319332 Kerremans 2014 as Stelis lagarophyta

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