Pleurothallis francesiana Luer 2003 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Side View of Flower

Plant and Fower Photos by S Manning and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Frances' Pleurothallis [English Mrs Manning Original Collector of species Wife]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Huanaco Peru in cloud forests at elevations around 640 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-obovate, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, successively and distantly single, 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence arising from a node below the abscission layer and has an oblique, acuminate, minutely scabrous floral bract.

Synonyms Anathallis francesiana (Luer) Luer 2009; Panmorphia francesiana (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia francesiana (Luer) Luer 2004

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

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