Ecology. Possibly high Yungas montane or puna. Elevation. 3350. Distribution. Bolivia: La Paz. World range: Central America to the tropical Andes (Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia).
Breutelia reclinata is distinguished by deflexed leaves to 7 mm, orange colored, appressed (sheathing) leaf base, entire distal leaf limb, 3 pairs of sulcate pockets (short and lax cells) present at distal leaf base, weakly serrulate distal leaf limb, percurrent costa, weakly differentiated with 1-2 rows of basal marginal cells, setae to 25 mm, and capsules to 5 mm. Little is known about this species; the elevation in Ecuador is recorded between 2900-3000 m. Breutelia anomala R.S. Williams is a synonym.
Specimen. La Paz: Brooke 6911 (H?; Griffin 1988: 363).