Pleurothallis duplooyi Luer & Sayers 2001 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Dried Flower

Plant and Flower

Photos by Karremans and Bogarin © and The Epidendra Webpage

Another Flower?

Plant and Flower?

Photos courtesy of Belize Botanic Gardens © and their Belize Botanic Garden Webpage

Deep shade Warm Summer

Common Name Duplooy's Pleurothallis [One of Original Collector's of Species current]

Flower Size .15" [3 mm]

Found in Belize at elevations around 760 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single apical, suberect to prostrate, lens-shaped, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a filiform, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, subcongested, successively few flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul.

"The species was previously known only from Belize. It is closely related to the widely distributed P. barbulata (Lindl.) Luer, from which it is distinguished by the larger inflorescences surpassing the leaves (vs. as long as or shorter than the leaves), the prostrate leaves (vs. erect) and the larger flowers with free lateral sepals (vs. smaller, with a synsepal). Also, the petals are sharply acute and microscopically ciliate (vs. acute, ciliate). The lip is narrowly elliptical, long-ciliate, and longitudinally channeled (Luer 2006). The Costa Rican plants were found growing on twigs of abandoned Macadamia trees in exposed condition, an unusual habitat for plants of Specklinia.". Bogarin & Karremans 2012

Synonyms Anathallis duplooyi (Luer & Sayers) Luer 2009; Lankesteriana duplooyi (Luer & Sayers) Karremans 2014; Panmorphia duplooyi (Luer & Sayers) Luer 2006; Specklinia duplooyi (Luer & Sayers) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correl 1952; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia duplooyi; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia duplooyi drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #5 2015 as Lankestriana duplooyi photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 12(1), Bogarín, Karremans & Mel.Fernández April 2012. © Universidad de Costa Rica, 2012 as Specklinia duplooyi drawing/photo fide; Lankesteriana 12[3]: 327 Karremans 2014 as Lankestriana duplooyi; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Lankestriana duplooyi; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Lankestriana duplooyi photo fide; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as Lankesteriana duplooyi photo fide;