Pleurothallis oblonga Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

Photo by Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing

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

Flower?

Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Full shadeCold LATESpringEARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Oblong Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Pichincha province of Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations around 2700 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute to obtuse, gradually narrowly cuneate intot he petiolate base leaf that blooms late spring and early summer on an erect, arising laterally from the ramicaul, loose, filiform, to 4" [10 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Disitnguished by the simple, flat, oblong lip, otherwise very similar to P zephyrina." Luer 2006

CAUTION Use caution with the Ecuagenera photo determination, the TYPE drawing by Luer and photo by Hirtz are absolutely correct. Lip is wrong, more similar to P setigera version of P zephyrina but I am not sure, anyone?

Synonyms Andreettaea oblonga (Luer & Hirtz) A.Doucette First published in Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1):6 2022 ; Muscarella oblonga (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2006; Specklinia oblonga (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Lindleyana 11: 174 Luer & Hirtz 1996 drawing fide;

Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo maybe - mine has revolute basal margins on lip;

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 oblonga;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevalllia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Muscarella oblonga

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevalllia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Muscarella oblonga drawing fide;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Muscarella oblonga photo fide;

Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1):6 Doucette 2022 as Andreettaea oblonga

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