Pleurothallis stricta Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Acroniae Luer 1988 Photo by Jay Pfahl


Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Joe Dougherty

Common Name The Straight Inflorescence Pleurothallis

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 1800 to 2500 meters as a miniature, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, close, tubular sheaths and another below the middle carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-ovate, acute to subacute leaf that has a cuneate, sessile base and blooms summer and winter on an erect, loose, distichous, simultaneously opening, few to several flowered, 2 to 6 1/5" [5 to 16 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising from a spathe and having thin, tubular floral bracts.

Synonyms Acronia stricta (Luer) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia stricta; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #4 2014 photo fide;