Pleurothallis oblonga Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986 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 Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations around 2700 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing 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, loose, filiform, to 4" [10 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul.

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

Synonyms Muscarella oblonga (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2006; Specklinia oblonga (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo maybe - mine has revolute basal margins on lip; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia oblonga; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Muscarella oblonga drawing ok

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