Pleurothallis lilijae Foldats 1968 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

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Common Name Lilija's Pleurothallis [Mrs. Foldats, assisted in orchid studies with her husband Dr Ernesto Foldats]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 2000 to 3400 meters as a small sized cold growing, miniature epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carries a single, apical erect, coriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate, acute apex with an apicule, basally rounded with the basal margin incurved leaf and blooms in the summer on a short, single flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Acronia lilijae [Foldats] Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos lilijae ( Foldats ) Szlach. & Margonska 2001

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fideas Acronia lilijae; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Orquideas del Valle de Aburra Medellin Colombia Orqidelogia 2014 photo fide; Orquideas del Valle de Aburra Medellin Colombia Orqidelogia 2014 photo fide as P lilijae var xanthina; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 # 1 2019 photo fide;