Pleurothallis luis-diegoi Luer 2001 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986 Photo by Karremans


Common Name or Meaning Luis Diego's Pleurothallis [Costa Rican Botanist and Co-collector of species curent]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Limon Costa Rica at elevations around 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with slender, erect to suberect ramicauls enveloped 2 thin tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical obovate, subacute to obtuse, red brown dotted, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a fascile of congested, 3/4 to 1" [1.8 to 2.5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul.

Synonyms Specklinia luis-diegoi (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia luis-diegoi; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Specklinia luis-diegoi drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia luis-diego photo fide