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

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


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

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in the Cordillera del Condor in southeastern Ecuador at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing 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, to 1.2" [3 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul and has a glabrous floral bract.

Synonyms Specklinia napintzae (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia napintzae; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Specklinia napintzae drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 13(3): 319332 Kerremans 2014 as Anathalis napintzae