Pleurothallis spathilabia Schltr. 1924 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Acuminatae Lindley 1859 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Spathulate Lip Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Narino Colombia and Manabi Ecuador at elevations of 500 to 2300 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and another 2 to 3 at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse to rounded apically, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer and fall on 1 to 2, loose, subsecund, 4.4 to 7.2" [11 to 18 cm] long including the 2" [5 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several to many flowered inflorescence, arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Anathallis spathilabia (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia spathilabia (Schltr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 261 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2005 as Specklinia spathilabia