Pleurothallis sigynes Luer 1976 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl. 1859

Side View

Plant and Flower

Photos by Tom Fox

Drawing

Drawing by Dodson

Common Name The Spear-Like Pleurothallis [Refers to the plant habit]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander and Cauca departments of Colombia and Pichincha, Los Rios and El Oro provinces of Ecuador at elevations around 1500 to 1800 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close, tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate to narrowly ovate, acute, cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a fascile, arising and concealed within a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul, of 1 to 5, to .6 to .28 to .4" [7 to 10 mm] long peduncles, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with a tubular, somewhat shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Distinguished by the brownish flowers, often with a few produced simultaneously, of average size for the section. The dorsal sepal and synsepal are elliptical, the narrowly triangular petals are short, less than half as long as the synsepal and the small lip is flat and cordate-ovate." Luer 2005

Synonyms Acronia sigynes (Luer) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos sigynes (Luer) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 3: 186 Luer 1976 drawing fide;

Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 260 Dodson 1980 drawing fide;

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

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

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