Pleurothallis millipeda Luer 1996

SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Common Name or Meaning The Millipede Pleurothallis [refers to the appearance of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found most likely in Colombia at an unknown locality and elevation as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a loose ribbed, tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, rigid, coriaceous, obovate, obtuse, cuneate below into the ill defined petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, loose, 1.6 to 3.2" [4 to 5 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, successively 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul.

This orchid has not been found again since Lehman made an undated collection and the location is in doubt even if it was collected in Colombia

Synonyms Anathallis millipeda (Luer) Luer 2009; Lankesteriana millipeda (Luer) Karremans 2014; Panmorphia millipeda (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia millipeda (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquideología 20: 216–217. Luer 1996 Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia millipeda; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2006 as Panmorphia millipeda

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