Pleurothallis perangusta Luer 1976 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscarae Luer 1986

Side View of Flower Photos by S Manning and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot Warm Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Very Narrow Pleurothallis [refers to the leaves and sepals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Napo Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations around 450 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single,erect, coriaceous, narrowly linear, semiterete, acute, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, loose, filiform, flexible, lightly flexuous, 6" [15 cm] long including the 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul.

Synonyms Muscarella perangusta (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia perangusta (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Specklina perangusta; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Muscarella perangusta drawing fide

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