Pleurothallis mazei Urb.1917 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Maze's Pleurothallis [French Botanist in Guadeloupe 1800's]

Flower Size minute

Found on Guadeloupe in montane forests at elevations around 650 to 1150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, very short ramicauls enveloped by 1 to 2, scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, small, fleshy, narrowly obovate-oblanceolate, acute to obtuse, basally tapering into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a capillary, straight, to 1.2" [3 cm] long, distichously laxly, successively 1 to 2, to 4 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"Characterized by the caespitose habit, with ramicauls less thatn .08" [2mm] long, that bear elliptical leaves mostly less than .4" [1 cm] long. The twice longer inflorescence bears 2 to 3 flowers in a distantly flowered raceme. The dorsal sepal is cucullate and carinate, the laterals are connat to above into a bicarinate synsepal, the petals are memebraneous and obtuse and the proportionally large lip has erect, broadly rounded sides below the middle. The anther is proportionally large and exposed at th apex. It completely covers a pair of large, naked, spherical pollina." Luer 2006

Synonyms Anathallis mazei (Urb.) Luer 2009; Panmorphia mazei (Urb.) Luer 2006; Pleurothallis elegantula Cogn. 1909; Specklinia mazei (Urb.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Symb. Antill. 6: 411 Cogniaux 1909 as P elegantula nom illegal;

* Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 15: 104 Urban 1917;

Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939;

Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974

Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000;

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 mazei;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia mazei

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

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Lepanthes of Jamaica Systematics of Stelis of Ecuador 4 Luer 2009 as Anathallis mazei;

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