Pleurothallis lappago Luer 1980 SUBGENUS Kraenzlinella [Kuntze] Luer 1986

Another Angle

Photos by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

TYPE Drawing

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

Full Shade Hot Cool Spring

Common Name The Burr-Bearing Pleurothallis

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in El Oro province of Ecuador at elevations of 400 to 1500 meters as a miniature to just medium sized, hot to cool growing, shortly repent to caespitose epiphyte with erect, stout, ramicaul enveloped basally by 2 to 3, thin, tubular, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, rigid, ovate, acute to subacute, more or less convex, cuneate below into the rounded, sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on a drooping, arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul, subdense, successively few flowered, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with loose, infundibulbar, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and has a shortly bristly ovary.

"It is found growing on mossy limbs in wet forests at relatively low altitudes. identified by stout ramicaul and a thick, ovoid leaf; a short, drooping inflorescence of large, heavy flowers; large, burr-like ovaries; acute, carinate, purple speckled sepals; pointed petals with obsolescent basal lobules; an ovate blade of the lip with a pair of serrulate carinae; and a concave, decurved claw bilobulate at the base." Luer 1994

Similar to P phrynoglossa but it differs in the much more warty lip and the acute sepals.

Synonyms Kraenzlinella lappago (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Phytologia 46: 368 Luer 1980;

Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 239 Dodson 2000 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Systematics of Lepanthes Subgenus Brachycladium and Pleurothallis Subgenus Aenigma, Subgenus Elongata and Subgenus Kranzlinella Luer 1994

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Systematics of Lepanthes Subgenus Brachycladium and Pleurothallis Subgenus Aenigma, Subgenus Elongata and Subgenus Kranzlinella Luer 1994 Drawing fide;

Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide to the 1st photo;

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 Kraenzlinella lappago;

Phytotaxa 275: 272 Doucette 2016 as Acianthera

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera lappago photo fide

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