Pleurothallis cynocephala Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

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Common Name The Dogs Head Pleurothallis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations around 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2, thin sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, filiform, to 2" [5 cm] long, secund, lax, successively few flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul.

Synonyms Muscarella cynocephala (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia cynocephala (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol III Luer 1986; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Pleurothallidinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2000; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Muscarella cynocephala drawing fide