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

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