Pleurothallis fuchsii Luer 1975 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Fuchs' Pleurothallis [American Orchid Nurseryman 1900's]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Pastaza Ecuador at elevations around 750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a fascile of erect, filiform, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul.

Synonyms Muscarella fuchsii (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia fuchsii (Luer) Luer 2004

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

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