Pleurothallis muricaudata Luer 1982 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Photo by Sebastian Viera Uribe

Plant and Flowers

Photo by and Marta Kolanowska and Orquideologia

TYPE Drawing

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; Oqwueideologia vol 28 #1 2011 as Anathallis muricaudata drawing/photo 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; LANKESTERIANA 13(3): 319332 Kerremans 2014 as Lankesteriana muricaudata; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #5 2015 as Lankestriana muricaudata photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Lankestriana muricaudata photo fide

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