Pleurothallis blancoi Pupulin 2000 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Tribulodes Luer 1986

Photo by Daniel Jimenez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Franco Pupulin and Caesiana 15: 1-4, f. 1-2. Pupulin 2000

Full shade Hot Warm Summer

Common Name Blanco's Pleurothallis [Costa Rican Botanist at the University of Florida Current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Veracruz and Chiapas states of southern Mexico and Puntarenas province of Costa Rica in rainforests and lower montane forests at elevation of 300 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with very short, terete stems with an annulus enveloped by loose, scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, arcuate, narrowly linear-oblanceolate, obtuse, notched, veryu fleshy, basally long attenuate into a canaliculate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a short, to .04" [1 mm] long, arising laterally from the ramicaul, fascile of single flowers with thin, funnel-shaped, truncate, apiculate, membraneous-papery, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

"The flower is open and the sepals do not make "windows" like the apically touching tips of the petals of P tribuloides. The sepals are remarkably verrucose and obtuse, the petals are obovate and thickened externally and the lip is oblong with trnasverse, cellular rugae or lamellae ie "Gill-Like"." Luer 2006

Synonyms Specklinia blancoi (Pupulin) Soto Arenas & Solano 2002 publ. 2003; Tribulago blancoi (Pupulin) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Caesiana 15: 1-4, f. 1-2. Pupulin 2000 drawing fide;

Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 plate 669 Hagsater & Soto 2002 as Specklinia blancoi drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Tribulago blancoi;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Tribulago blancoi drawing fide;

Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 5 Morales 2009 photo fide;

Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 as Specklinia blancoi photo fide;

Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Specklinia blancoi;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia blancoi photo fide

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