Acostaea caulophryne [S.Vieira-Uribe & Karremans] in ed.

Photo by © Sebastian Viera Uribe

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Common Name The Anglerfish Acostaea [refers to the allusion of the lip callus to the fleshy growth on the head of an Anglerfish]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Risaralda department of Colombia on Cerro Montezuma at elevations around 2000 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, densely caespitose epiphyte with ascending to erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, spathulate, obtuse, shallowly emarginate, shortly apiculate, elliptical, warty, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a suberect, flexuous, peduncle to .75" [1.8 cm] long, wiry, loose, rachis .28" [7 mm] long, successively single, at least 3 flowered inflorescence.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideología XXXV - 2 / Diciembre - 2018 as Specklnia caulophryne drawing/photo fide Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia caulophryne photo fide

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