Pleurothallis caudatipetala C.Schweinf. 1942 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Photo by Sebastian Viera Uribe


Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Caudate Petal Pleurothallis

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 1200 to 2050 meters as mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring through earlier fall on a loose, flexous, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, including the .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, successively several flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul.

Synonyms Anathallis caudatipetala (C.Schweinf.) Luer 2009; Lankesteriana caudatipetala (C.Schweinf.) Karremans 2014; Panmorphia caudatipetala (C.Schweinf.) Luer 2006; Specklinia caudatipetala (C.Schweinf.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Macchu Picchu Orchids Eric Christenson 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia caudatipetala; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia caudatipetala drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXX Luer 2009 as Anathallis caudatipetala; Lankesteriana 12[3]: 327 Karremans 2014 as Lankestriana caudatipetala; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #5 2015 as Lankestriana caudatipetala; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Lankestriana caudatipetala photo fide