Pleurothallis oestlundiana L.O.Williams 1946 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842 Photo by © ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 The Herbario AMO Website


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; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2006 as Effusiella oestlundiana