Pleurothallis hamiltonii (Luer) Karremans 2015 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842

TYPE Drawing as Effusiella hamiltonii by Carl Luer

Common Name or Meaning Hamilton's Pleurothallis American Co-collector of the type current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in San Martin department of Peru at elevations around 3200 meters as a small sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls most likely enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, peduncle 4" [10 cm] long, arising through a broad spathe .8" [2 cm] long, rachis 7.6" [18 cm] long, strict, erect, loose, distichous, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence, with the tubular, oblique floral bract longer than the pedicel and carrying flowers without color notes.

Synonyms Effusiella scolnikiae Luer & Endara, Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 112: 108 (2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 as Trichosalpinx hamiltonii in error Drawing fide Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXIX Luer 2007 as Effuisiella hamiltonii Drawing fide

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