Pleurothallis listerophora Schltr. 1906 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842 Photo by Daniel Jimenez.

Warm to Cold Summer

Common Name The Shovel-Carrying Pleurothallis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in wet oak and cloud forests at elevations of 1000 to 2100 meters as a small sized warm to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3, shorter, others above the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-obovate, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below intothe subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, lax, subsecund, [1 to 3 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from near the apex of the ramicaul with a tubular floral bract

Synonyms Effusiella listerophora (Schltr.) Luer 2007; Specklinia listerophora (Schltr.) Luer 2004; Stelis listerophora (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia listerophora; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Effusiella listerophora; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 5 Morales 2009 photo fide;