Pleurothallis kennedyi Luer 1977 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

Side View of Flower

Photos by The Species Identification Task Force Website

Common Name Kennedy's Pleurothallis [American Pleurothallid enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in San Martin department Peru without elevational information as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, distantly and simultaneously 2 flowered inflorescence arising from the base of the leaf through a narrow spathe.

Synonyms Muscarella kennedyi (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia kennedyi (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Muscarella kennedyii drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Muscarella kennedyi photo fide