Pleurothallis convoluta Lindl. 1845 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Convolute Pleurothallis [refers to dry leaves in Lindley's Possesion]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cauca Colombia in wet forests at elevations around 1500 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls with a close, tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, narrowly linear-elliptical, more or less incurved margins when dried, subacute to obtuse, lightly acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and again in the fall on a loose, distichous, 3.6 to 4" [9 to 10 cm] long, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising through a narrow spathe from an annulus and has a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Effusiella convoluta (Lindl.) Luer 2007; Humboltia convoluta (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis espinalii Luer 1999; Pleurothallis papillisepala Schltr. 1920; Specklinia convoluta (Lindl.) Luer 2004; Stelis convoluta (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 21 #2 1999 as P espinalii drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XX Luer 2000 as drawing fide; Macchu Picchu Orchids Eric Christenson 2003 as P papillisepala; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia convoluta ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIX Luer 2007 as Effusiella convoluta