Pleurothallis allenii L.O. Williams 1940 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Amphygiae Luer 1998 Photo by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name Allen's Pleurothallis [American Botanist and collector of species mid 20th cen]

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in central Panama at elevations of 550 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool 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, narrowly elliptical, acute, sessile leaf that is narrowly cuneate basally into the base that blooms on an erect, short, single flowered inflorescence arising from a spathe that holds the flowers at mid leaf ocurring in the spring, summer and fall.

Synonyms Acronia allenii (L.O.Williams) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos allenii ( L.O.Williams ) Szlach. & Marg. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum 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; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia allenii; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;