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Pleurothallis napintzae Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

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

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Common Name or Meaning The Napintza Pleurothallis [a Town in southeastern Ecuador]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe province of southeastern Ecuador in the Cordillera del Condor at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, long-repent epiphyte with suberect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, more or less spreading, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute to subacute, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the later fall on a loose, arising laterally from the ramicaul, to 1.2" [3 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence and has a glabrous, half as long as the pedicel floral bract.

"Distinguished from the similar P spiculifera by the broader leaves, longer pedicels, a raceme of slightly larger flowers, acuminate eptals and a pointed lip with erect margins below the middle." Luer 2006

Synonyms Anathallis napintzae (Luer & Hirtz) Karremans 2014; Specklinia napintzae (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Lindleyana 11: 173 Luer & Hirtz 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 napintzae;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallis Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Specklinia napintzae

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallis Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Specklinia napintzae drawing fide;

LANKESTERIANA 13(3): 319332 Kerremans 2014 as Anathalis napintzae

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