Pleurothallis llamachoi Luer 1998 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

Photo by Julio Larramendi

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and Lindleyana Vol 13 #3 pg 145 Luer 1998

Drawing

Drawing by Hagen Stenzel and Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles

Common Name Llamacho's Pleurothallis [Cuban Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .1" [2mm]

Found in Holguin province of Cuba in humid and shady places in montane rainforests, gallery forests and charrascales from 400 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with very short ramicauls enveloped by 2 scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, acute to shortly apiculate, green, glabrous, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a terminal, arising through a spathe with an annulus, pendent to repent, glabrous, filiform, .8" [2 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"Distinguished by the very small habit with proportionally large, purple-striped flowers. The little elliptical leaves are surpassed by a loose, successively few flowered inflorescnece. The tip of the narrow dorsal sepal is thickened and the laterals are acute. The petals are deeply lacerate. The oblong lip is also lacerate with erect lobes above the base. The cuneate base of the lip is narrowly concave and solidly united to the tip of the column foot. Luer 1998

Synonyms Andreettaea llamachoi (Luer) A.Doucette First published in Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1):5 2022 ; Muscarella llamachoi (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia llamachoi (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Lindleyana Vol 13 #3 pg 146 Luer 1998 drawing fide;

Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles Hagen Stenzel 2004 drawing fide;

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 llamachoi;

Orchids of Cuba Llamacho and Larrimendi 2005 as Specklinia llamachoi photo fide;

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

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

Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide;

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

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

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