Pleurothallis amphigya Luer & R.Escobar 1981 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Amphygiae Luer 1998 Type for the section Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website
Common Name or Meaning The Pointed at Both Ends Pleurothallis
Flower Size .4" [1 cm]
Found in Colombia at elevations around 2400 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a thin tubular sheath below the middle and 2 others above the base and carrying a single, coriaceous, erect, ovate to narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer on a fascile of, .4 to .7" [1 to 1.7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf.
CAUTION The narrow petals on the photographed species above do not match the drawings by Luer but the column and lip does. All photos on the net have the petals as elongate, thin and twisting, Luers original drawing shows them as much wider and shorter
Synonyms Acronia amphigya (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2005
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing good except for the petals!; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia amphigya