Pleurothallis oblanceolata L.O.Williams 1946 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

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


Common Name or Meaning The Oblanceolate Pleurothallis [refers to the narrowly obovate leaves ]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found Oaxaca Mexico at elevations around 1000 to 1100 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with suberect ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a loose, subflexuous, .4" [1 cm] long including the .2" [5 mm] long, successively 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul.

Synonyms Anathallis oblanceolata (L.O.Williams) Solano & Soto Arenas 2002 publ. 2003; Panmorphia oblanceolata (L.O.Williams) Luer 2006; Specklinia oblanceolata (L.O.Williams) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia oblanceolata; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia oblanceolata Drawing fide;