Pleurothallis involuta L.O.Williams 1946 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Photo by S Manning and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


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

Common Name The Intricate Pleurothallis [refers to the habit]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Michoacan Mexico at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, recling to ascending ramicauls enveloped by a loose, tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on an erect, subcongested, sulax, subsecund, filiform, .6" [1.5 cm] long including the .4 to .48" [1 to 1.2 cm] long peduncle, successively 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul and has acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Anathallis involuta (L.O.Williams) Solano & Soto Arenas 2002 publ. 2003; Lankesteriana involuta (L.O.Williams) Karremans 2014; Panmorphia involuta (L.O.Williams) Luer 2006; Specklinia involuta (L.O.Williams) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia inversa; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez Lopez & Dressler 2005 as Anathallis involuta; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia inversa drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 13(3): 319332 Kerremans 2014 as Lankesteriana involuta; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #5 2015 as Lankestriana involuta; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Lankestriana involuta