Pleurothallis lehmanneptis Luer & R.Escobar R. 1998 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842 Photo by Rogier van Vugt and his P Base Orchid Photo Website

Inflorescence

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Common Name Lehmann's Grandaughter's Pleurothallis [Colombian Orchid Collector in the later 1900's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Valle de Cauca Colombia without locality as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a loose tubualr sheath and 2 shorter sheaths above the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a loose, distichous, subflexuous, [5 to 11 cm] long, simutaneously several flowered inflorescence subtended by a spathe at the base of the leaf with an infundibular floral bract.

Very similar to P immersa but it differs mostly in the inflorescence which arises from the mid vein at the middle of the leaf instead of at the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Effusiella lehmaneptis Luer 2007; Specklinia lehmanneptis (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2004; Stelis lehmanneptis ( Luer & R.Escobar ) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 as P immersa photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata = P lehmanneptis; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 Luer Drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Stelis lehmanneptis; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia lehmanneptis; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Effusiella lehmaneptis

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