Pleurothallis jesupiorum Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986

TYPE Photo by Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing

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

Common Name The Jesup's Pleurothallis [American Orchid Enthusiasts and collectors of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe province of Ecuador at elevations around 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, blackish, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths below the middle and at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a loose, distichous, 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long including the .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising through a narrow spathe from an annulus just below the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Anathallis jesupiorum (Luer & Hirtz) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia jesupiorum (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004; Stelis jesupiorum (Luer & Hirtz) Karremans 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia jesupiorum; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide as Anathallis jesupiorum; LANKESTERIANA 13(3): 319332 Kerremans 2014 as Stelis jesupiorum