Pleurothallis inversa Luer & R.Vásquez 2001 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Inverted Pleurothallis [refers to the non resupinate flower]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Cochabamba department of Bolivia in forests at elevations around 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly obovate, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, congested, filiform, 6 to 9.2" [15 to 23 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul and has imbricating floral bracts.

Synonyms Anathallis inversa (Luer & R.Vásquez) Luer 2009; Lankesteriana inversa (Luer & R.Vásquez) Karremans 2014; Panmorphia inversa (Luer & R.Vásquez) Luer 2006; Specklinia inversa (Luer & R.Vásquez) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia inversa; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia inversa drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 13(3): 319—332 Kerremans 2014 as Lankesteriana inversa; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #5 2015 as Lankestriana inversa;