Pleurothallis displosa Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Apodae-Caespitosae [Lindl.]Luer 1986

photo by Wiel Driessen

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Spread Out Pleurothallis [refers to the elongate inflorescence]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cocle' province of Panama at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2, thin tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a hoizontal to spreading, arising laterally from the ramicaul, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, subcongested to lax, disheveled, successively many flowered inflorescence and with thin, tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Similar to P corniculata but differs on the 4.8" [12 cm] long or more inflorescence with about half of the elongating, disheveled, successively many flowered raceme. The pedicels are .16 to .2" [4 to 5 mm] long, less than half the length of the pedicels of P coniculata. Also the petals are narrower and acute." Luer 1999

Synonyms Sarcinula displosa (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia displosa (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-Racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-Racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing fide;

Orquideologia Vol 21 #3 2000 drawing fide;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:256 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Specklinia displosa;

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

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