~ Pleurothallis gongylodes Luer 1979 - See Pleurothallis barberiana Rchb. f. 1881 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Full shade Cold Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Carrot-Like Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador in scrub cloud forests at elevations around 2100 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature szied, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erct, ramicauls enveloped by 2, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erct, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute, gradually narrowly cuneate below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, loose, to 5.2" [to 13 cm] long, flexuous, flexible, successively single flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul holding the flower well above the leaves .

Synonyms Muscarella gongylodes (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia gongylodes (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Specklina gongylodes; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Muscarella gongylodes drawing fide;