Pleurothallis jalapensis (Kraenzl.) Garay 1985 publ. 1986 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842

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deep Shade Warm ColdFallspring LATER summer

Common Name The Jalapa Pleurothallis [A town near Guatemala City Guatemala]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Chiapas Mexico and Guatemala at elevations of 1500 to 2300 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with slender, terete, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall, spring and summer on an erect, 3.2 to 6.8" [8 to 17 cm] long peduncle and 5.6" to 12" [14 to 30 cm] long overall, loose, secund, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence subtended by a spathe arising from near the apex of the ramicual and has oblique, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Effusiella jalapensis (Kraenzl.) Luer 2007; *Masdevallia jalapensis Kraenzl. 1925; Specklinia jalapensis (Kraenzl.) Luer 2004; Stelis jalapensis (Kraenzl.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia jalapensis; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Effusiella jalapensis;