Pleurothallis stevensonii Luer 1975 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Amphygiae Luer 1998 Photo by J & L Orchids and their J & L Orchid Website

Full shadeCool Fall

Common Name or Meaning Stevenson's Pleurothallis [American Discoverer of species later 1900's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador in shady, wet tropical montane forests at elevations around 1300 to 1650 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect to suberect, very slender ramicauls enveloped basally by a basal, thin tubular sheath and another below the middle and carrying a single, apical, suberect to spreading, thinly coriaceous, rigid, ovate, acute, rounded and subcordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on a fascile of successive, long-pedunculate, single flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Acronia stevensonii (Luer) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 263 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 Photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia stevensonii

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