Pleurothallis digitale Luer 1976 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

photo by Carl Luer and The Herbario AMO Website

TYPE Drawing

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

and again

Common Name The Finger-Like Pleurothallis [refers to the tip of the dorsal sepal]

Flower Size .12 " [3 mm]

Found in Vera Cruz and Oaxaca states of Mexico without elevational data as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, shiny green above, purple spotted beneath, broadly elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and again in the fall on a lax, distichous, flexible, flexuous, to 6" [to 15 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul with an oblique floral bract.

Synonyms Specklinia digitale (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquidea [Mexico] 6[1]: 3 Luer 1976 photo/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez Lopez & Dressler 2005 as Specklinia digitale; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Specklinia digitalis drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia digitale photo fide

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