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

Photo by Sebastian Viera Uribe

Drawing

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

THROUGH EARLIER

Common Name The Caudate Petal Pleurothallis

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in San Jose province of Costa Rica, Pichincha province of Ecuador, Junin department of Peru and La Paz and Cochabamba departments of Bolivia at elevations of 1200 to 2050 meters as mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose 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, arising laterally from the ramicaul, flexuous, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, including the .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, successively several flowered inflorescence with shorter to as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"Characterized by a lax, flexuous, successively flowered raceme that surpasses the leaves. The sepals are acute and variously ciliate and pubescent. The petals are glabrous, elliptical below the middle and contracted near the middle into a narrowly linear, apical portion. The lip is oblong to subpandurate and ciliate above the middle. A pair of longitudinal calli begin tall above the middle, diverge near the middle and are in apposition at the base." Luer 2006

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 ;

* Bot. Mus. Leafl. 10(7): 175-176, t. 22. C.Schweinf. 1942;

Bot. Mus. Leafl. 10(7): 175-176, t. 22. C.Schweinf. 1942 drawing fide;

Macchu Picchu Orchids Eric Christenson 2003;

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 caudatipetala;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVIII Luer A Reconsideration of Madevallia Systematics of Specklinia 2006 as Panmorphia caudatipetala;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVIII Luer A Reconsideration of Madevallia Systematics of Specklinia 2006 as Panmorphia caudatipetala drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Lepanthes of Jamaica Systematics of Stelis of Ecuador 4 Luer 2009 as Anathallis caudatipetala; as Anathallis caudatipetala;

Lankesteriana 12[3]: 327 Karremans 2014 as Lankestriana caudatipetala;

AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #5 2015 as Lankestriana caudatipetala;

Harvard Papers in Botany , Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 3968 2015, NEW SPECIES AND NOMENCLATURAL NOTES IN THEPLEUROTHALLIDINAE (ORCHIDACEAE) FROM BRAZIL Luer & Toscano 2015 as Lankesteriana caudatipetala drawing fide;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Lankestriana caudatipetala photo fide

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