Pleurothallis kennedyi Luer 1977 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

Side View of Flower

Photos by The Species Identification Task Force Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

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

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in San Martin department of Peru without elevational information as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose 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, arising from the base of the leaf through a narrow spathe, distantly and simultaneously 2 flowered inflorescence with thin, , much shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Distinguished by the shortly fringegd petals, short, thick, orange tails of thesepals and a thick, minutely verrucose lip with thick, erect, lateral lobes." Luer 2006

Synonyms Andreettaea kennedyi (Luer) A.Doucette First published in the Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1):5 Doucette 2022 ; Muscarella kennedyi (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia kennedyi (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 3: 326. Luer 1977 Drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:258 Pridgeon and Chase 2001 as Specklinia kennedyi

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Muscarella kennedyi

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Muscarella kennedyi drawing fide;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Muscarella kennedyi photo fide;

Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1):5 Doucette 2022 as Andreettaea kennedyi

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