Pleurothallis pachyphyta Luer 1975 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842 TYPE for the SECTION

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

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Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Broad Stemmed Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Tungurahua and Azuay provinces of Ecuador and Amazonas department of northern Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1500 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing, shortly repent epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 tubular sheaths and another below the middle and carrying a single, apcial, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, acuminate, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on 1 to 4, arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf, erect, dense, 3.2 to 6.4" [ 8 to 16 cm] long, simultaneously many flowered, racemose inflorescence with tubular, scabrous, half to as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"Pleurothallis pachyphyta is a small, coarse herb which produces a stout creeping primary stem and very short, stout secondary stems. Each bears a broadly obovate, thick, leathery, shortly petiolate leaf. The raceme is abbreviated, furnished with scabrous bracts, and it produces a flower intermittently over a long period of time. The flowers are orange with red-tipped petals and a red lip. The sepals are very sparsely pubescent externally; the acuminate petals are fleshy and glabrous. The oblong lip is glandularpubescent, especially toward the base. It is provided with a pair of erect, short, triangular lobes near the middle and a pair of thin pedunculate lobes at the base. This species is closely related to P. brevipes Focke, from which it may be distinguished by the scabrous bracts, short secondary stem, and the presence of lateral lobes on the lip. It was erroneously identified as P. lasioglossa Schltr. in Selbyana 1: 192 Luer 1975" Luer 1975

Synonyms Anathallis pachyphyta (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Panmorphia pachyphyta (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia pachyphyta (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 1(3): 302, f. 302. Luer 1975drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986 drawing fide;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:250 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Anathallis pachyphyta;

Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing Fide to drawing;

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 pachyphyta;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsidertion of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia pachyphyta

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsidertion of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia pachyphyta drawing fide;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Anathallis pachyphyta photo fide

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