Pleurothallis sagittilabia Luer 1998 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859

Drawing by Carl Luer and Epidendra Orchid Photo Website

Full Shade CoolColdSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Arrow-Shaped Lip Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Valle de Cauca Colombia at elevations around 1900 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect, round in cross-section, ramcauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath above the base amd another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, sessile, narrowy ovate, acute, long-mucronate, broadly cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on a fascile of .28 to .32" [7 to 8 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising and mostly enveloped by a prostrate spathe at the base of the leaf

Synonyms Acronia sagittilabia (Luer) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia sagittilabia

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