Pleurothallis comayaguensis Ames 1936 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

Photo by © Rolando Jiménez Machorro


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

Common Name The Comayagua Pleurothallis [A department of Honduras]

Flower Size .8" [2 mm]

Found in Guatemala and Honduras in cloud forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with ascending, slender ramicauls with 1 thin, tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, prostrate, overlapping, broadly elliptical, obtuse, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect to suberect, congested, slender, .75" [1.8 cm] long including the .08 to .12" [2 to 3 mm] long peduncle, successively single, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul.

Synonyms Anathallis comayaguensis (Ames) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Lankesteriana comayaguensis (Ames) Karremans 2014; Panmorphia comayaguensis (Ames) Luer 2006; Specklinia comayaguensis (Ames) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1952 drawing fide; Miniature Orchids Northen 1980; Icones Pleurothallidinarum III Luer 1986; Icones Orchidacearum Plate 88 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia comayaguensis; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez Lopez & Dressler 2005 as Anathallis comayguensis; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia comayaguensis drawing; Lankesteriana 12[3]: 327 Karremans 2014 as Lankestriana comayaguensis; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #5 2015 as Lankestriana comayaguensis; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Lankestriana comayaguensis; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Lankestriana comayaguensis photo fide fide;