Pleurothallis transversilabia Carnevali & I.Ramírez 2000 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 Transverse Lip Pleurothallis [refers to the expanded lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Carabobo Venezuela at elevations around 1200 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, suberect to spreading, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, shallowly cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer on a short peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising through and concealed by a spathe with a tubular floral bract and carrying a non-resupinate flower.

Synonyms Acronia transversilabia (Carnevali & I.Ramírez) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos transversilabius (Carnevali & I.Ramírez) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; * Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia transversilabia drawing fide;

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