Pleurothallis flexuosa (Poepp. & Endl.) Lindl. 1842 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842

Front View Of Flower

Plant and Flower Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista.

Yellow Flowered Variety Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding.

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Common Name The Bent Inflorescence Pleurothallis

Flower Size 1/5" [5mm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations of 350 to 1900 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul, enveloped basally by several scarious sheaths giving rise to a single, narrowly elliptical, acute, narrowing below into the conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a 6 3/4" [17 cm] long, flexuous, from low on the ramicaul, several successively single flowered inflorescence holding the flowers well above the leaves

Synonyms Effusiella flexuosa Luer 2007; Humboldtia flexuosa (Poepp. & Endl.) Kuntze 1891; Humboldtia kefersteiniana (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia kefersteiniana (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis elachopus Rchb. f. 1884; Pleurothallis kefersteiniana Rchb. f. 1852; Pleurothallis remotiflora C. Schweinf. 1952; *Specklinia flexuosa Poepp. & Endl. 1835; Stelis flexuosa (Poepp. & Endl.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Stelis kefersteiniana (Rchb.f.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2002; Stelis tolimensis Schltr. 1924

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as P kerfersteinia; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1893 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 5 1961; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 as P elachopus; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Miniature Orchids Northen 1980; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 352 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Pleurothallidinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 drawing/photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Stelis flexuosa; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 as Stelis tolimensis; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Effusiella flexuosa; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide as Specklinia flexuosa; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Stelis kefersteiniana photo good; Orquideas del Valle de Aburra Medellin Colombia Orqidelogia 2014 photo good

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