Pleurothallis brenneri Luer 1976 SUBGENUS Effusae Luer 2000

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shade Warm Cold Summer Fall

Common Name Brenner's Pleurothallis [American Orchid Enthusiast in Ecuador 1900ís]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Bolivar, Loja and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces of western Ecuador in relatively dry scrub forests at elevations around 800 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with elongate ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thick, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, abruptly narrowing below into the twisted, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on short, on the back of the leaf through a spathe at the base of the leaf, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with shorter to longer than the ovary floral bracts.

"The petiole of the elliptical leaf is twisted so that the few flowered raceme appers on the back side of the leaf. The sepals are obtuse and pubescent within, the petals are obtuse and the lip long-unguiculate." Luer 2000

Synonyms Effusiella brenneri (Luer) Luer 2007; Specklinia brenneri (Luer) Luer 2004; Stelis brenneri (Luer) Karremans 2015

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 3: 64 Luer 1976 drawing fide;

Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 215 Dodson 1980 drawing good;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Systematics of Jostia, Andinia, Barbosella, Barbrodia & Pleurothallis subgen Antilla, Effusia and Restrepioidia Luer 2000

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Systematics of Jostia, Andinia, Barbosella, Barbrodia & Pleurothallis subgen Antilla, Effusia and Restrepioidia Luer 2000drawing 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 brenneri;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuadfor Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 as Effusiella brenneri;

Phytotaxa 203: 292 Karremans 2015 as Stelis brenneri

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