Pleurothallis muricaudata Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842 Drawing by Luer © and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name The Pointy Tailed Pleurothallis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia in premontane wet forests at elevations of 1600 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic-obovate, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a loose, subflexuous, 2" [5 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul

Synonyms Anathallis muricaudata (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Lankesteriana muricaudata (Luer) Karremans 2014; Panmorphia muricaudata (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia muricaudata (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia muricaudata; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia muricaudata drawing fide; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 as Anathallis muricaudata drawing/photo fide

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