Pleurothallis fuchsii Luer 1975 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

TYPE 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 province of Ecuador at elevations around 750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose 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, arising laterally from the ramicaul, filiform, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Distinguished by the very small habit with oblancolate leaves, a fascile of successive flowers borne beyond the tips of the elaves, sepals with narrow, thickened apices, short, acute, serrate petals and a thick, oblong,verrucose, cellular-papular lip." Luer 2006 as Muscarella fuchsii

Synonyms Andreettaea fuchsii (Luer) A.Doucette First published in Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1):4 2022 ; Muscarella fuchsii (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia fuchsii (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 1(3): 244, f. 57 Luer 1975 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Specklinia fuchsii;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reonsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Muscarella fuchsii

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reonsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Muscarella fuchsii drawing fide;

Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1):4 Doucette 2022 as Andreettaea fuchsii

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