Pleurothallis mentosa Cogn. 1896 SUBGENUS Mirabilia Luer 1986

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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 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 late spring and early summer on an erect to arching, subflexuous, to 4.8" [12 cm] long including the 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long peduncle, sussessively single, many flowered inflorescence arising from the ramicaul and has a thin, tubular floral bract and carrying both resupinate and non-resupinate flowers.

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 ; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Orchids of Bolivia Vasquez & Ibisch Vol 1 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia mentosa; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia yauaperyensis; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Specklinia yauaperyensis Errata; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2006 as Pabstiella yauaperyensis drawing fide

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