Pleurothallis majakoluckae [Soto Arenas & Solano] comb. novo. Pfahl 2013

Photo by Jan Meijvogel

Common Name Maja Kulacka's Pleurothallis [Maja Kulacka Nowak Mexican co-collector of species current]

Flower Size .04" [5 mm]

Found in the Oaxaca and Chiapas states of southeastern Mexico in seasonally very dry pine-oak forests at elevations around 1250 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, subterete-obconical, slightly dilated towards the apex ramicauls enveloped by 3, tubular infundibuliform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, very fleshy, elliptical to ovate-elliptical, obtuse to rounded apically, conduplicate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on 1 to 3, 1 per season, .43 to 2.2" [1.8 to 5.5 cm] long including the .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, slightly flexuous peduncle, 5 to 11 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and has a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms *Acianthera majakoluckae Soto Arenas & Solano 2002 publ. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icon. Orchid. 5-6: t. plate 510 Soto Arenas & Solano 2002 publ. 2003 as Acianthera majakoluckae drawing good; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez & Dressler 2005 as Acianthera majakoluckae photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Acianthera majakolukae; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera majakolukae photo fide; Phytotaxa 490 (2) Zambrano & Solano 2021 as Acianthera majakolukae