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

Drawing by Heller


Common Name The Irregularily Erose Lip Pleurothallis

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Guatamala,Nicaragua, Venezuela and Ecuador at elevations of 650 to 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing 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, 1.6" [4 cm] long, filiform, loose, flexuous, successively several flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul.

Synonyms 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 ; 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; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo ok; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVIII 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