Pleurothallis petiolaris Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Common Name The Petiolate Pleurothallis [refers to the stem of the leaf]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Cauca Colombia in moist forests at elevations of 200 to 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 3, long, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the long-petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, subsecund, to 24" [60 cm] long, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe, from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Effusiella petiolaris (Luer) Luer 2007; Specklinia petiolaris (Luer) Luer 2004; Stelis lehmannii Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2002; Stelis petiolaris (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia petiolaris; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII 2006 as Effusiella petiolaris