Pleurothallis dalessandroi Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

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

and AGAIN EARLY

Common Name Dalesandro's Pleurothallis [American Discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .32" [3 mm]

Found in southern Ecuador at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 3, loose, imbricating, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and again in early summer on a subcongested, suberect, to .4" [1 cm] long including the .12" [3 mm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from a node at the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Anathallis dalessandroi (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Panmorphia dalessandroi (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia dalessandroi (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia dalessandroi ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia dalessandroi drawing fide

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