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

Flower closeup

TYPE Drawing of P gongylodes

TYPE Drawing of P gongylodes Carl Luer

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 Andreettaea gongylodes (Luer) A.Doucette First published in Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1): 4 (2022; Muscarella gongylodes (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia gongylodes (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 5: 166 Luer 1979 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:257 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Specklina gongylodes;

Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Muscarella gongylodes

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

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

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