Pleurothallis polysticta Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Acroniae Luer 1988 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Many Spotted Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Panama and Colombia at elevations around 250 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls with a close tubular sheath above the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-ovate, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, lax, to 2.8 to 6" [7 to 15 cm] long including the 1.2 to 3.2" [3 to 8 cm] long slender peduncle, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising through a prostrate spathe

Synonyms Acronia polysticta (Luer) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia polysticta

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