Pleurothallis stelidilabia Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Stelis-Like Lip Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador at elevations around 2000 to 2450 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close, tubular sheath below the middle 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, flat, thickly coriaceous, cordate-ovate, acute, deeply cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter on a fascile, of successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising and concealed by an erect to suberect, conduplicate spathe and has an inflated floral bract.

Synonyms Acronia stelidilabia (Luer) Luer 2005; Pleurothallis sculptilis Luer 1982; Zosterophyllanthos stelidilabius (Luer) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia stelidilabia drawing fide

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