Pleurothallis feuilletii Luer 2004

SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986 Photo by Alexander Hirtz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common NameFeuillet's Pleurothallis [French Orchid Enthusiast and Collector of species]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in French Guiana without locational and elevational data as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 1 to 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused, elliptical-ovate, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a lax, distichous, more or less flexuous, 1.4 to 1.6" [3.5 to 4 cm] long including the slender peduncle, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence with an oblique, acute floral bract.

Similar to P grobyi but differs in being a much smaller plant, a loose, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence less than 1.2" [3 cm] long, and sepals that are thickened at the slightly acuminate, sharply acute apices

Synonyms Specklinia feuilletii Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia feuilletii; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Specklinia feuilletii drawing fide

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