Pleurothallis reptans Luer 1981 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Creeping Pleurothallis [refers to the plant habit]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 2050 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, ascending to erect ramicauls enveloped by a close, tubular sheath belowthe middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, suberect to erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on a .02 to .08" [.5 to 2 mm] long peduncle, successively single flowered inflorescence arising through and concealed by a spathe at the base of the leaf and has a thin, tubular floral bract and carries an orange flower.

Synonyms Acronia reptans (Luer) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos reptans (Luer) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

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

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