Pleurothallis upanoensis Luer & Hirtz 2003SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shade Warm Summer

Common Name The Upano Pleurothallis [A River in Ecuador]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago province of Ecuador at elevations around 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, suberect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate to rounded below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer on a successively single few flowered inflorescence arising and enveloped by a spathe at the base of the leaf and carrying purple red flowers.

Synonyms Acronia upanoensis (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 22 #3 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia upanoensis drawing fide;