Pleurothallis sagittilabia Luer 1998 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Amphygiae Luer 1998

TYPE 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 department of Colombia at elevations around 1900 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose 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 an erect, arising and mostly enveloped by a prostrate spathe at the base of the leaf fascile of .28 to .32" [7 to 8 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"Closely related to P rowleei but distinguished by the short, successively single flowered inflorescence. Within the Series Amphygiae it is closest to P forceps-cancri but differs in the much shorter, non-caudate sepals and petals." Luer 1998

Synonyms Acronia sagittilabia (Luer) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Icones Pleurolthallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Sungen Pleurothallis, Sect Abortivae, Truncatae, Pleurothallis, subsect Acroniae, Pleurothallis, Subgen Dracontia, Unciferia Luer 1998

Icones Pleurolthallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Sungen Pleurothallis, Sect Abortivae, Truncatae, Pleurothallis, subsect Acroniae, Pleurothallis, Subgen Dracontia, Unciferia Luer 1998 Drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVII Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia sagittilabia

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