Pleurothallis nonresupinata [Solano & Soto Arenas] in ed SUBGENUS Effusae Luer 2000

Drawing by Solano and Soto

Full shade Cold Winter Spring

Common Name The Non Resupinate Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Oaxaca and Guerrero states of Mexico in evergreen cloud forests at eleavations around 2500 to 2700 meters as a miniature to just small sized, including the inflorescence, cold growing epiphyte with short, terete, 2 noded ramicauls enveloped completely by tubular, obtuse, scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic, obtuse, biconvex, brilliant green above, dark green beneath, densly diffused with small spots of purple, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a subterminal, racemose, peduncle 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long, with a basal, tubular, conduplicate, scarious bract and 3 tubular, obtuse bracts above, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, simultaneously 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence with tubular, subacute, membraneous, green suffused with purple floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, bilabiate flowers with white cream sepals and yellow petals, lip and column blotched with purple.

Differs from the similar P resupinata in the non-resupinate flowers

Synonyms Effusiella nonresupinata (Solano & Soto Arenas) Luer 2007; Stelis nonresupinata Solano & Soto Arenas 2002 publ. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 688 Soto & Solano 2002 as Stelis nonresupinata drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis In Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 as Effusiella nonresupinata