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

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

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found Oaxaca state of Mexico at elevations around 1000 to 1100 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cool growing, shortly repent 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 an erect, arising laterally from the ramicaul, loose, subflexuous, .4" [1 cm] long including the .2" [5 mm] long, successively 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with just short to as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"Distinguished by the slender, shortly repent rhizome and narrowly obovate leaqves. The flowers are produces successively ina short, lax raceme. The freee sepals are acute, with the laterals narrower and curved. The petals are narrow and attenuate. The lip is narrowly elliptical, obscurely lobed below the middle and channeled meially between a pair of calli on the lower half." Luer 2006

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 ;

* Bot. Mus. Leafl. 12: 241 L O Williams 1946

Icones Orchidacearum 5 - 6:x Solano & Soto Arenas 2003-2003 as Anathallis oblanceolata;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Specklinia oblanceolata;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Madevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia oblanceolata

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Madevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia oblanceolata Drawing fide;

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