Pleurothallis mystax Luer 1976 SUBGENUS Mystax Luer 1986

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Another Flower

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Flower closeup

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Common Name The Mustached Pleurothallis

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Panama in cloud forests at elevations of 650 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to warm growing, miniature epiphyte with a well developed ramicaul enveloped basally by a loose tubular sheath carrying a single, apical, broadly elliptical, obtuse, rounded and sessile basally leaf that blooms in the fall on a 1" [2.5 cm] long, longer than the leaf 2 flowered, successively single flowered inflorescence arising from a spathe.

Synonyms Mystacorchis mystax [Luer] Szach & Marg. 2001; Stelis mystax (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Stelis mystax; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 9 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Mystacorchis mystax; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #9 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #3 2014 as Stelis mystax photo fide;