Pleurothallis latilabris Foldats 1968 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

Photo by Camillo Orjuela


Common Name The Broad Lipped Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia and Tachira Venezuela at elevations around 2500 to 2600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later fall and early winter on an erect, 2" [5 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with acuminate floral bracts

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora De Venezuela Volumen XVI Parte 2 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Specklinia latilabris; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia latilabris; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2005 as Muscarella latilabris drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Muscarella latilabris photo fide