Pleurothallis angulosa Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Plant and Flower

Photos by Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Deep shade Cold Fall

Common Name The Angled Pleurothallis [refers to the flexuous rachis]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Pichincha province of Ecuador in wet forests at elevations around 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, long-repent epiphyte with a stout rhizome giving rise to stout ascending ramicauls enveloped by 1 to 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, fleshy, elliptical, obtuse, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, zigzag, to 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, including the peduncle .08 to .12" [2 to 3 mm] long, loose, successively several flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul with an oblique, just shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Distinguished by the long repent habit and zigzag racemes that eventually reach a length twice longer than the leaves. The sepals are thick, fleshy and carinate, the petals are shortly acuminate and the elliptical lip is ciliate with a small pair of lobes below the middle plus the usual pair of lobules at the base." Luer 2006

Similar species include P funerea and P anfracta.

Synonyms Anathallis angulosa (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2009; Panmorphia angulosa (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2006; Specklinia angulosa (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Lindleyana 11: 146147 Luer & Hirtz 1996 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Specklinia anguosa;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Madevallia Systeematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia angulosa;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Madevallia Systeematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia angulosa Drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Lepanthes of Jamaica Systematics of Stelis Ecuador Part 4 Luer 2009 as Anathallis angulosa;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Anathallis angulosa photo fide

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