Pleurothallis catoxys Luer & Hirtz 1996

SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986 Photo by Wiel Driessen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE 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 province of 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; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Muscarella catoxysphoto fide