Pleurothallis neowerneri [Luer] in ed SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

Plant and flower

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Another Flower

Side View of Flower

Photos by Andreas Kay

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name or Meaning Werner's Pleurothallis [German collector of the type current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in the Zamora-Chinchipe province of Ecuador at elevations around 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a loose, flexuous, flexible, peduncle filiform, .4" [1 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying transluscent purple to pale yellow flowers.

"The obovate lip with a broadly rounded apex annd basal uncinate lobes is unique with a brush-like patch of a dense, microscopic pubescence below the middle between the lobes." Luer 2006

Synonyms Andreettaea werneri (Luer) A.Doucette First published in Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1): 9 (2022; *Muscarella werneri Luer 2006; Specklinia werneri (Luer) J.M.H.Shaw First published in Orchid Rev. 122: 77 (2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 Muscarella werneri

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 Muscarella werneri Drawing fide;

Orchid Rev. 122: 77 J M H Shaw 2014 as Specklinia werneri;

Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1):9 Doucette 2022 as Andreettaea werneri

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