Pleurothallis guttata Luer 1976 SUBGENUS Elongatia SECTION Petiolatae Luer 1986

Photo by Ron Hanko.

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full Shade WarmSummer

Common Name The Spotted Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Panama province of Panama at elevations of 650 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a descanding, arising laterally from the ramicaul, 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long, distantly, successively few flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"It is characterized by small, broadly obovate, obtuse leaves borne by short ramicauls. The pendent raceme bears a lax succession of bilabiate purple-spotted flowers. The lip is cymbiform and fimbriate. Pleurothallis guttata is closely allied to Costa Rican P. janetiae, but differs from the latter in the smaller habit with ramicauls less than a .4" [1 centimeter] long; broadly obtuse leaves; smaller flowers with proportionately narrower, dark purple-spotted sepals; deep red-purple petals, with a red purple, elliptical, fringed, boat-shaped lip that is also similar to the lip of P janetiae." Luer 1994

Synonyms Elongatia guttata (Luer) Luer 2004; Stelis guttata (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 3(1-2): 116, f. 161 Luer 1976 Drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Systematics of Lepanthes Subgenus Brachycladium and Pleurothallis Subgenus Aenigma, Subgenus Elongata and Subgenus Kranzlinella Luer 1994

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI Systematics of Lepanthes Subgenus Brachycladium and Pleurothallis Subgenus Aenigma, Subgenus Elongata and Subgenus Kranzlinella Luer 1994 drawing fide;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:263 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Stelis guttata;

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 2004as Elongatia gutatta;

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