Pleurothalilis neospeciosa [Luer, Werner & Thoerle] in ed. SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by Werner & Thoerle and Miscellaneous New Species 2011

Common Name The New Pleurothallis speciosa Pleurothallis

Flower Size .

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe province of Ecuador at elevations around 2200 to 2300 meters as a small sized, cold growing, densely caespitose epiphyte with a stout, erect ramicaul enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 imbricating sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on 2, erect, arising through a basal spathe , peduncle .8" [2 cm] long, 2.4 to 3.6" [6 to 9 cm] long, dense, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary floral bracts.

"The comparitively slender ramicauls are produced in a thick fascile. The 2 racemes bear numerous, small flowers simultaneously. The flowers are light green with faint purple striations along the veins and margins of the sepals and single-veined petals. An intramural, semilunate callus is present within erect, rounded sids of the minute lip." Thoerle & Werner 2011

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe speciosa Luer, Thoerle & F.Werner 2011; Stelis speciosa (Luer, Thoerle & F. Werner) E.Pessoa & M. Alves 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Miscellaneous New Species Luer, Werner & Thoerle 2011 as Crocodeilanthe speciosa drawing fide;

A new species and a new combination in Stelis (Pleurothallidinae-Orchidaceae) from South America E.M.Pessoa & M.Alves 2013 as Stelis speciosa;

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