Pleurothallis exesilabia A.H. Heller & A.D. Hawkes 1966 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

Photo by Saul Altamirano A. and The Parque Nacional Carrasco, Cochabamba Bolivia, Orquideas del Proyecto Hidroelectrico Ivirizu Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Heller

Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer

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Common Name The Hollow Lip Pleurothallis

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Guatamala, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia? at elevations of 650 to 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, arising laterally from the ramicaul, 1.6" [4 cm] long, filiform, loose, flexuous, successively several flowered inflorescence with tubular, 1/4 as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"In habit, structure of the sepals and petals as well as the general shape of the lip, thos remarkable novelty is reminiscent of P samacensis but however, it differs in the hollowe lip, this witha small orbicular opening at the center of the disc. Further the apical portion of the lip bears long hairs which are not present in P samacensis." Heller & Hawkes 1966

Synonyms Andreettaea exesilabia (A.H.Heller & A.D.Hawkes) A.Doucette First published in Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1):4 2022; Muscarella exesilabia (A.H.Heller & A.D.Hawkes) Luer 2006; Specklinia exesilabia (A.H.Heller & A.D.Hawkes) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Phytologia 14(1): 11-12, t. 7. A.H. Heller & A.D. Hawkes 1966 Drawing fide;

Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing good;

Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing good;

Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1098 Hamer 1984 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:257 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Specklinia exeslabia;

Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo ok;

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

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Muscarella exesilabia drawing fide;

Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Verapazia exesilabia;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Muscarella exesilabia photo fide;

The Parque Nacional Carrasco, Cochabamba Bolivia, Orquideas del Proyecto Hidroelectrico Ivirizu Website 2021 as Muscarella exesilabia photo fide;

Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1):4 Doucette 2022 as Andreettaea exesilabia

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