Pleurothallis alta Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986Drawing by Dalstrom and The Epidendra Website

Deep shade Cold Summer

Common Name The Tall Pleurothallis [refers to the long inflorescence]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Carchi Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations around 2450 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing, shortly repent epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coricaeous, narrowly obovate, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the long-petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, to 10.8" [27 cm] or more long, including the ancipitous peduncle of 6.8" [17 cm] long, lax, successively few, several flowered inflorescence arising from near the base of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Specklinia alta (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 11: 143-144 Luer 1996 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia alta; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Specklinia alta Drawing fide

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