Pleurothallis morganii Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

Photo by Andreas Kaye

TYPE Drawing

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


Common Name or Meaning Morgan's Pleurothallis [American orchid enthusiast in Ecuador]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador in orange trees in pastures an in wet mintane forests at elevations around 1400 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ellipitcal-obovate, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and earlier summer on an erect, lax, 1.6 to 1.8" " [4 to 4.5 cm] long including the .6" [15 mm] long peduncle, simultaneously 4 flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Specklinia morganii (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia morganii; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Specklinia mitchelii drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia morganii photo fide