Pleurothallis lemniscifolia Luer 1975 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Narrow Ribbon Pleurothallis [refers to the leaf]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northcentral Ecuador at elevations of 1600 to 1700 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, more or less horizontal ramicauls enveloped by a closely adpressed, tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, pendent, flexible, elongate, narrowly linear, acute, revolute sides, shallowly cordate below into the the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a fascile of successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising through and concealed by a spathe.

Synonyms Acronia lemniscifolia (Luer) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos lemniscifolius (Luer) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Selbyana 103: 149, f. 113. Luer 1975 Drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarm Plate 241 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia lemniscifolia drawing fide;

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