Pleurothallis stenophylla F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Acuminatae Lindley 1859 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Full shadeCool Cold Winter Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Narrow-Leafed Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia in shady, wet tropical montane forests at elevations around 1900 to 2400 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with suberect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 basal tubular sheaths and another below the middle and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, rigid, narrowly elliptical, narrowly cuneate into the base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a loose, secund, simultaneously several flowered, racemose, 1.6 to 4.4" [4 to 11 cm] long inflorescence subtended by a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Anathallis stenophylla (F.Lehm. & Kraenzl.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Pleurothallis melanopus F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899; Specklinia stenophylla (F.Lehm. & Kraenzl.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing good; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Ibisch & Vasquez 2000 drawing good; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Anathallis stenophylla; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia stenophylla;