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

Side View

Plant and Flower Photos by Tom Fox

Drawing Drawing by Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 1500 to 1800 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cool growing 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 of 1 to 5, to .6 to .28 to .4" [7 to 10 mm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising and concealed within a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul with a tubular floral bract.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 260 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide as Acronia sigynes