Pleurothallis oestlundiana L.O.Williams 1946 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842

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

Common Name or Meaning Oestlund's Pleurothallis [Swedish Botanist who worked extensively in Mexico 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Morelos and Guerrero states of Mexico at elevations of 2250 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular, sheath about the middle and others near the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, fleshy coriaceous, more or less purple suffused, narrowly elliptical-obovate, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, lax, subsecund, , 2.8 to 4" [1.5 to 3.5 cm] long including the .4 tyo .8" [1 to 2 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from near the apex of the ramicaul and has a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Effusiella oestlundiana (L.O.Williams) Luer 2007; Pleurothallis sanguinolenta Garay & W.Kittr. 1985; Stelis oestlundiana (L.O.Williams) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Stelis sanguinolenta (Garay & W.Kittr.) Solano 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 Orchidaceae Mc Vaugh 1985 as P sanguinolenta drawing good; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2006 as Effusiella oestlundiana

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