Pleurothallis cypripedioides Luer 1975 SUBGENUS Effusae Luer 2000

Side View of Flower

Photos by Egon Kogsgaard

Another Clone

Photo by Patricia Harding

Flower Closeup

Another Flower Angle

Photos by Danny Lentz , plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

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Common Name The Cypripedium-Like Pleurothallis [Refers to the pouch-like lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Napo, Morona-Santiago and Zamora-Chinchope provinces of Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 350 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coricaeous, elliptical, subacute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a weak, subtended by a spathe with an annulus at below the apex of the ramicaul, more or less pendent, lax, disitchous, flexuous, to 2" [5 cm] long, successively several to many flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Characterized by the caespitose habit with abbreviated ramicauls, an obovate, petiolate leaf and a weak more or less pendent, lax raceme of succcessive flowers. Filled within with long, bright purple hairs, the purplish synsepal is deeply concave, suggesting the pouch of a minute ladys slipper with the dorsal sepal above as a lid." Luer 2000

Synonyms Specklinia cypripedioides (Luer) Luer 2004; Stelis cypripedioides (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 1(1): 70 Luer 1975 Drawing fide;

Miniature Orchids Northen 1980;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Systematics of Jostia, Andinia, Barbosella, Barbrodia & Pleurothallis subgen Antilla, Effusia and Restrepioidia Luer 2000;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Systematics of Jostia, Andinia, Barbosella, Barbrodia & Pleurothallis subgen Antilla, Effusia and Restrepioidia Luer 2000 drawing fide;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:262 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 2001 as Stelis cypripedioides;

Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide;

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 cypripedioides;

AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 11 2006 photo fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 as Effusiella cypripedioides;

Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo not

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