Pleurothallis longispicata L.O.Williams 1946 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842

Plant and Inflorescence

Photos by Alfonso Doucette Copyright 2009, and His Flicker website

Full shade Cool Cold spring summer

Common Name or Meaning The Long Spiked Pleurothallis

Flower Size .1" [5mm]

Found in Mexico in humid montane forest, partially cleared for pasture, etc. on steep volcanic slopes and alluvial flats at elevations of 1700 to 2150 meters . Along the Rio Cordoban in sandy and rocky soil as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubualr sheath and 2 to 3 others at the base and carryign a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneatte below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer

Synonyms Effusiella longispicata (L.O.Williams) Luer 2007; Specklinia longispicata (L.O.Williams) Luer 2004; Stelis longispicata (L.O.Williams) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 Orchidaceae Mc Vaugh 1985 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia longispicata; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Effusiella longispicata

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