Pleurothallis lagarophyta Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986

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

Common Name The Lanky Plant Pleurothallis [refers to the slender plant habit]

Flower Size .4 [1 cm]

Found in Huanaco department of Peru as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly linear, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a loose, distichous, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul

Synonyms Anathallis lagarophyta (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Pleurothallis tenuifolia var. longisepala C.Schweinf. 1953; Specklinia lagarophyta (Luer) Luer 2004; Stelis lagarophyta (Luer) Karremans 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Macchu Picchu Orchids Eric Christenson 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2005 as Specklinia lagarophyta; LANKESTERIANA 13(3): 319332 Kerremans 2014 as Stelis lagarophyta