Pleurothallis deuterodunstervillei [Karremans & Bogarin] in ed. SUBGENUS Empusella Luer 1986

Photo by Jay Pfahl.

Another Flower Angle

Photo by Eric Hunt


Common Name Dunsterville's Pleurothallis [American Botanist in Venezuela 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica, Colombia and Venezuela

P deuterodunstervillei is in a group of closely related species which include P endotrachys, P pfavii, P dueteroremotiflora, P juddii, P spectabilis, P fulgens, P guanacastensis and P montezumae. The true P endotrachys is endemic to Costa Rica and can be recognized by the spreading, non-twisting lateral sepals and apically emarginate petals with a long, conspicuous apicule.

Synonyms Specklinia dunstervillei Karremans, Pupulin & Gravend. 2015

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as P spectabilis; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia dunstervillei photo fide