Pleurothallis catoxys Luer & Hirtz 1996

SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Sharply Pointed Pleurothallis [refers to all six floral parts]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Pastaza Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect slender ramicaul enveloped by 2 thin tuubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, loose, flexible, flexuous, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, including the filiform .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long peduncle, successively several flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul.

Synonyms Muscarella catoxys (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2006; Specklinia catoxys (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia catoxys ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVIII Luer 2006 as Muscarella catoxys drawing fide