Pleurothallis sobrina Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Amphygiae 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 province of Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 2400 meters as a small sized, cold growing, caespitose 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 erect, arising through a spathe, a fascile of slender, to .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long peduncles, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with as long as the ovary floral bract.

"Disitnguished by the single flower with proportionally lon, slender ramicauls. The inflorescence is a fascile of long-pedunculate flowers borne from the base of an ovate-subcordate leaf. The flower is distinguished by its small size, sepals without tails and a three lobed lip with the small middle lobe narrowly triangular and the erect lateral lobes broadly uncinate flanking the column." Luer 1998

Synonyms Acronia sobrina (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Lindleyana 11:185 Luer & Hirtz 1996 drawing/photo fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998 drawing fide;

Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide;

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

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