Pleurothallis stenota Luer 1977 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859 TYPE Drawing by Luer


Common Name The Thin Pleurothallis

Flower Size 1/4" [.6 cm]

A small sized, Ecuadorian and Colombian, warm to cool growing, epiphytic or lithophytic species from lower cloud forests on mossy trees including orange trees at elevations of 500 to 1800 meters with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 3 tubular, close sheaths and carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, truncate, acute, abruptly narrows below into the base leaf that blooms spring and summer on a subsessile, 3/4" [2 cm] long, several successively single flowered inflorescence arising from a small spathe.

Synonyms Acronia stenota [Luer] Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 262 Dodson 1980 drawing ok lip too large; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 358 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing ok; Native Orchids of Ecuador Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVII Systematics of Dryadella and Acronia Section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 drawing fide as Acronia stenota