Pleurothallis mentosa Cogn. 1896 SUBGENUS Mirabilia Luer 1986

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Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer

Drawing of P yauaperyensis

Drawing of Pabstiella yauaperyensis by Carl Luer

Common Name The Chin Pleurothallis [refers to the spur-like base end to the synsepal]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil in foothills and wet montane forests at elevations around 150 to 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing, caespitose epiphyte with a stout, erect to suberect ramicaul enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, coriaceous, elliptical to broadly elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect to arching, arising from the ramicaul, subflexuous, to 4.8" [12 cm] long including the 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long peduncle, sussessively single, many flowered inflorescence with a thin, tubular, less than 1/3rd as long as the pedicel floral bract and carrying both resupinate and non-resupinate flowers.

"The long-pedicellate, flexuous raceme surpasses the leaves and the flowers are conspicuously mentose with a wedge shaped lip within the curved synsepal." Luer 2006

Synonyms Anthereon mentosus (Cogn.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Lepanthes yauaperyensis Barb.Rodr. 1891; Pabstiella yauaperyensis (Barb.Rodr.) F.Barros 2002; Specklinia mentosa (Cogn.) Luer 2004; Specklinia yauaperyensis (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Vellosia, ed. 2, 1: 117 Barb Rodr. 1891 as Lepanthes yauaperyensis;

* Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:400 Martius, Cogniaux 1896

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:400 Martius, Cogniaux 1896 drawing fide;

AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967;

Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide;

Selbyana 3: 142 Luer 1976 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Orchids of Bolivia Vasquez & Ibisch Vol 1 2000 drawing fide;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:252 Pridgeon and Chase 2001 as Antheron mentosus;

Bradea 8: 296 F Barros 2002 as Pabstiella yauaperyensis;

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 mentosa;

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 yauaperyensis;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Dryadella and Acronia Section Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Specklinia yauaperyensis Errata;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Pabstiella yauaperyensis

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Pabstiella yauaperyensis drawing fide

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