Pleurothallis deuterodewildei [J.M.H.Shaw] in ed SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Second P Dewildei Pleurothallis [Jose De Wilde Colombian Orchid Collector]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Risaralda department of Colombia at elevations around 2250 meters as a medium sized, cold growing, densely caespitose epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath in the middle third, and 2 below at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on 3 to 4, erect, distichous, peduncle to .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm] long overall, arising from a node below the apex of the ramicaul, subtended by a spathe, congested, subsecund, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, as long as the ovary floral bracts.

"This medium sized species is characterized by a raceme of small, fleshy flowers, which is shorter than the leaf; thin, oblong and single-veined petals; and the ovoid lip. A pair of flat, rounded calli overlie the erect margins of the lip near the apex. It is apparently related to the much smaller and more widely distributed P pachypus Lehm. & Kraenzl. and also to the Bolivian Pleurothallis deuterovasquezii [Luer] in ed.. The former differs by the subquadrate lip with distinct callosities, and the latter by the three-lobed lip." Luer & Toscano 2018

Synonyms *Crocodeilanthe dewildei Luer & Toscano 2018; Stelis deuterodewildei J.M.H.Shaw 2019; Stelis dewildei (Luer & Toscano) Karremans 2019; Stelis toscanoi Karremans 2019

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Harvard Papers in Botany Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 4751 Luer & Toscano 2018 as Crocodeilanthe dewildei drawing fide;

Phytotaxa 406: 265 Karremans 2019 as Stelis dewildei; nom. illeg.;

Lankesteriana 19: 289 Karremans 2019 nom. superfl.;

Orchid Rev. 127(1326, Suppl.): 46 J M H Shaw 2019 as stelis seuterodewildei