Pleurothallis deuterorinkei [Luer] in ed. SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

Photo by Byron Rinkei

TYPE Drawing

Drawing as Sarcinula rinkei by Carl Luer and The Selbyana 30:59 Luer & Escobar 2009


Common Name The Second Rinke Pleurothallis [Byron Rinke Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Ecuador without collection data as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, thin,tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, long-petiolate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on an erect, peduncle slender, to 1.2" [3 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with imbricating, shorter to as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"This species is from Ecuador and is without collection data. It is distinguished from other members of the genus by very small, long-petiolate leaves; an erect peduncle slightly longer than the leaves; purple sepals with thick, recurved, minutely verrucoseciliate apical margins; broadly spathulate, single-veined petals; and a minutely verrucose, trilobed lip." Luer 2009

Synonyms *Sarcinula rinkei Luer 2009; Specklinia rinkei (Luer) J.M.H.Shaw 2014;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Selbyana 30: 18 Luer & Escobar 2009 as Sarcinula rinkei Drawing fide;

Orchid Rev. 122: 77 J M H Shaw 2014 as Specklinia rinkei ;

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