Pleurothallis reptans Luer 1981 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

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

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Succumbios province of Ecuador at elevations around 2050 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, long-repent 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 short, arising through and concealed by a spathe at the base of the leaf, .02 to .08" [.5 to 2 mm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with a thin, tubular, just shorter than the pedicel floral bract and carries an orange flower.

"The long repent habit is unique to the section. The ramicauls are produced about every .8" [2 cm] along a slender rhizome. The leaf is elliptical, the dorsal sepal and synsepal are obtuse, the petals are narrow and serrate and the lip is ovate-triangular and minutely verrucose with the apex apiculate." Luer 2005

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Phytologia 49: 215 Luer 1981

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia reptans

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia reptans drawing fide

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