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

Photo by Andreas Kaye

TYPE Drawing

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

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

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Pichincha and Imbabura provinces of Ecuador in orange trees in pastures an in wet mintane forests at elevations around 1400 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing, repent 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, arising from near the apex of the ramicaul, lax, 1.6 to 1.8" " [4 to 4.5 cm] long including the .6" [15 mm] long peduncle, simultaneously 4 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Similar to P calyptrostele but distinguished by the taller inflorescene with more flowers and acuminate sepals twice as long. Although the petals, lip and shaft of the column are similar the column foot has a distinct pair odf rounded calli, similar to those seen on the P grobyi-picta alliance." Luer 2006

Synonyms Specklinia morganii (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Lindleyana 11: 171 Luer 1996 drawing fide;

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 morganii;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Specklinia mitchelii

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Specklinia mitchelii drawing fide;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia morganii photo fide

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