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

TYPE 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, caespitose to very shortly repent 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 an erect, arising laterally from the ramicaul, distichous, flexible, flexuous, lax, to 6" [to 15 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with an oblique, shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Characterized by a minute, caespitose plant with a thick, dark green, purple spotted, elliptical leaves. Proportionally the raceme is exceeding long and distantly flowered often with 2 to 3 of the little pale yellow-green flowers open simultaneously. The tip of the dorsal spal is clubbed with a cavity from below similar to that seen in P segratifolia. The synsepal and petals are obtuse and the lip is oblong with a pair of parellel low longitudinal calli." Luer 2006

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Orquidea [Mexico] 6[1]: pg 3 Luer 1976 photo/drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:257 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Specklinia digitale;

Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez Lopez & Dressler 2005 as Specklinia digitale;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Specklinia digitalis

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Specklinia digitalis drawing fide;

Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Specklinia digitalis;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia digitale photo fide

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