Pleurothallis deuterodriessenii J.M.H.Shaw 2017 SUBGENUS Elongatia Luer 1986

Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shade LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name or Meaning Driessen's Second Pleurothallis [Dutch Orchid Enthusiast and cultivator of the type current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Panama without locational data as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by a basal sheath and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the slender petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, arising through a thin spathe, peduncle slender, .72 to .8" [1.8 to 2 cm] long, distantly, .6" [1.5 cm] apart, simultaneously 2 flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, much shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying glabrous flowers.

"Although the flowers of this small Panamanian species are basically similar to some of the large species of SUBGENUS Elongatia Luer 1986 with sessile leaves, the leaves of this species are distinctly petiolate. A loose, 2 flowered raceme reaches to about half the length of the leaf. The dorsal sepal is acute and the synsepal is narrowly obtuse; the petals are ovate and long-acuminate into a thick, acute tip: and the lip is ovate with erect, broadly rounded margins below the middle. It is most closely related to the Hispaniolan P atrohiatus Dod , but is distinguished by narrower sepals and a lip that is only indistinctly trilobed. "Luer 2013

Synonyms *Elongatia driessenii Luer & Sijm 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 173 to 196 2013 MISCELLANEOUS NEW SPECIES IN THE PLEUROTHALLIDINAE (ORCHIDACEAE) Carlyle A. Luer & Lisa Thoerle as Elongatia driessenii drawing fide;

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