Pleurothallis sobrina Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Amphigyne Luer 1998 Photo by Wiel Driessen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

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

Common Name The Cousin Pleurothallis [refers to its similarity to P caudae-phocae]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Pastaza Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 2400 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a thin tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, subacute, lightly acuminate, subcordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer on a fascile of slender, to .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long peduncles, successively single, several flowered inflorescence aring through a spathe.

Synonyms Acronia sobrina (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia sobrina