Pleurothallis kuhniae Luer 1976 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

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

Common Name Kuhn's Pleurothallis [American Discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Peru without elevational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 3 to 4, close, ribbed, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, congested, flexuous, .4 to 1.4" [1 to 3.5 cm] long including the .4 to .6" [ 1 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul with an acute floral bract.

Synonyms Anathallis kuhniae (Luer) Luer 2009; Panmorphia kuhniae (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia kuhniae (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia kuhniae ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia kuhniae drawing fide

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