Pleurothallis megaloophora Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

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

Common Name or Meaning The Large Egg Bearing Pleurothallis [refers to the ovary]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Napo Ecuador at elevations around 600 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped with by 1 to 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse to subacute, cuneate below into the ill defined petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a congested, .2 to .6" [5 to 15 mm] long including the .12 to .2" [3 to 5 mm] long peduncle, successively several flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Anathallis megaloophora (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Panmorphia megaloophora (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia megaloophora (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide as Specklinia megaloophora; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 drawing fide as Panmorphia megaloophora