Pleurothallis echinodes Luer & R.Escobar 1983 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986 Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Prickly Pleurothallis [refers to the hedgehog like flower]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander Colombia at elevations around 2300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a horizontal, to 2.8" [7 cm] long including the .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long peduncle, more or less creeping, loose, flexuous, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul.

Synonyms Muscarella echinodes (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2006; Specklinia echinodes (Luer & R.Escobar) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 16(1): 24. Luer & Escobar 1983 drawing fide; Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Muscarella echinodes drawing fide