Pleurothallis pallida Luer 1977 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Acroniae Luer 1988

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Pale Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Cocle province of Panama as a mini-miniature sized warm growing, shortly repent epiphyte with ascending to erect, slender, terete ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath belwo the middle and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coricaeous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate to rounded below into the pewtiollate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an arching, arising through a narrow spathe at the base of the leaf, 3.6 to 5.6" [9 to 14 cm] long, laxly distichous to secund, several flowered inflorescence with a much shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Distinguished by the small habit, short ramicauls bourne by a shortly repent rhizome, an erect, elliptic leaf and a weak, lax, arching raceme of long-pedicellate, pale greenish pink flowers that far surpass theleaf. The dorsal sepal and synsepal are acutee and acuminate, the petlas are acutte and minutely denticulate and the small lip is broadly ovate and apiculate." Luer 1998

Synonyms Acronia pallida (Luer) Luer2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 3: 358 Luer 1977;

Selbyana 3: 359 Luer 1977

Selbyana 3: 359 Luer 1977 drawing fide; 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;

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

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