Pleurothallis latilabris Foldats 1968 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

Photo by Camillo Orjuela

Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer

LATER EARLY

Common Name The Broad Lipped Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Boyaca department of Colombia and Tachira Venezuela at elevations around 2500 to 2600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose 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, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"Differs in the loose raceme of a few, nearly simultaenosuly opening, spotted flowers. The sepals are sparsely long-ciliate-pubescent and long-caudate. The petals are long-ciliate below the long-caudate apex. The lip is thick and short with tall, erect, oblong, lateral lobes and a verrucose, fimbriate apex." Luer 2006

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Acta Bot. Venez. 3: 376 Foldats1968;

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 Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:258 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Specklinia latilabris;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Specklinia latilabris;

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

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

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

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

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