~Pleurothallis fastigiata Luer & Toscano 2002 - See Pleurothallis brevipes H.Focke 1849 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer & Toscano and Selbyana 23[2] Toscano & Luer 2002

Full shade Hot EARLYSummer

Common Name The Fine Tip Pleurothallis [refers to the lip being drawn to a fine point at the apex]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Para state of Brazil at very low elevations as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing, caespitose epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 3-ribbed tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the indistinct, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, arising from near the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle .2 to .4" [.5 to 1 cm] long, rachis .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, congested, flexuous, successively single, several fowered inforescence with just shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"This species of subgenus Specklinia is related to the widely distributed Pleurothallis brevipes and Brazilian P. adenochila. From both of them and their nu-merous allies, P. jastigiata is distinguished by the narrow lip drawn to a fine point." Luer & Toscano 2002

Synonyms Anathallis fastigiata (Luer & Toscano) Luer 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Selbyana 23[2] Toscano & Luer 2002 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006