Pleurothallis infinita Luer 1997 publ. 1998 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foudation at the Jany Renz herbaria Website

Common Name The Boundless Pleurothallis [refers to the limitless variations of the lip found in the P zephyrina complex]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in La Paz department of Bolivia at elevations around 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 1 to 2 thin tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, spreading, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a filiform to 2.4" [6 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long peduncle, loose successively single, few flowered inflorescence with a thin, much shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Related to P zephyrina but distinguished by the ovate lip has broadly rounded lateral lobes that end in obtuse angles above the middle with a featureless disc in between instead of a pair of erect, amrginal angles with medial calli above the base and the lip is narrowed medially often with some teeth or fringe." Luer 2006

Synonyms Andreettaea infinita (Luer) A.Doucette First published in Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1):5 2022 ; Muscarella infinita (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia infinita (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Revista de la Sociedad Boliviana de Botanica 1[2]: 9-19 Luer 1997 drawing fide;

Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Pleurothallidinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 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 infinita;

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

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

Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1):5 Doucette 2022 as Andreettaea infinita

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