Pleurothallis lugduno-batavae [Karremans, Bogarín & Gravend.] in ed. SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

Photo by © Adam Karremans

Common Name The Lugduno Batavus Pleurothallis [honours the Academia Lugduno Batava, nowadays Leiden University]

Flower Size

Found in Nicaragua and Costa Rica in tropical wet forests at elevation of 200 to 350 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing, caespitose, prostrate to suberect epiphyte with short, terete, cylindrical ramicauls enveloped completely by papyraceous sheaths and carrying single, apical, suborbicular to broadly elliptic, densely spotted with purple abaxially leaves that blooms in the spring on a lateral, from the apex of the stem, without an annulus, erect, peduncle cylindric, to .6" [15 mm] long, flexuous, distichous, [.6 to .8" [15 to 20 mm] long overall, successively 1 to 2, to 6 flowered inflorescence with infundibuliform, broadly ovate, acute, half as long as the pedicel and ovary.

"The species is similar to Pleurothallis pisinna but can be distinguished by the prostrate habit (vs erect habit), shorter leaves (up to .32" [8 mm] vs .44" [11 mm] long), the flexuous inflorescence with up to 6 flowers (vs straight and containing up to 3 flowers), the creamy-white flowers (vs heavily suffused and striped with purple) and the shorter lip (up to .0424" [1.6 mm] vs .0812" [2.3 mm]). Pleurothallis digitalis is also similar but the new species can be distinguished by the shorter leaves (.16 to .32" [4 to 8 mm] vs .48 to .6" [12 to 15 mm]), the shorter inflorescence (up to .6: [1.5 cm] vs up to 6" [15 cm]), the shorter sepals (.12 to .16" [3 to 4 mm] vs .2" [5 mm] long), the ligulate to narrowly elliptic petals (vs obovate) and the shorter lip (.6 to ..64" [1.5 to 1.6 mm] vs .08" [2 mm] long)" Karremans, Bogarín & Gravend. 2015

Synonyms *Specklinia lugduno-batavae Karremans 2015

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Blumea 59, 180–184 Karremans, Bogarín & Gravend 2015 as Specklinia lugduno-batavae drawing/photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia lugduno-batavae photo fide

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