Pleurothallis longipedicellata Ames & C.Schweinf. 1925 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Acroniae Luer 1988

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Common Name The Long-Pedicelled Pleurothallis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Cartago province of Costa Rica and Chiriqui province of Panama and Ecuador? at elevations of 600 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, suberect to erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute, slightly acuminate, cordate and sessile at the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a suberect to arching, arising through a reclining spathe, lax, disitchous, simultaneously several flowered, [7 to 11 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with a shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"The nearest ally is P dentipetala which has smaller leaves and broader petals. In habit it resembles the much smaller P rowleei while the form of the petals is similar to both." Ames & C. Schweinf. 1925

"The lax, long-pedicellate raceme is about as long as the leaf, the dorsal sepal and synsepal are obtuse, the petals are subfalcate and minutely denticulate and the lip is thickly ovate with a large glenion. " Luer 1998

Synonyms Acronia longipedicellata (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Schedul. Orchid. 8: 77. Ames & C. Schweinf. 1925;

Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing not = P sanluisii;

Orchids of Venezuela A Field Guide Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing not = P sanluisii;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Subgen Pleuorthallis Sect Abortivae Sect Truncatae Sect Pleurothallis subsection Acroniae Subsect Pleurothallis Subgen Dracontia Subgen Uncifera Luer 1998

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Subgen Pleuorthallis Sect Abortivae Sect Truncatae Sect Pleurothallis subsection Acroniae Subsect Pleurothallis Subgen Dracontia Subgen Uncifera Luer 1998 drawing fide;

Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Dryadella Acronia section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia longipedicellata;

Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 5 Morales 2009 photo fide;

Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide

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