Pleurothallis pisinna Luer 1991 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

Another Angle

Another Angle

Photos by Grazyna Sieminska and Forum Orchidarium Pl.

Inflorescence and Plant

Photo by Philip A. Gonsiska

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

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Common Name The Very Small Pleurothallis

Flower Size .15" [3 mm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras at elevations of 150 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, obovate, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall winter and spring on a slender, arising laterally from the ramicaul, shorter than the leaves, erect, .32 to .36" [8 to 9 mm] long, loosely, sucessively 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Distinguished from others in the Pleurothallis grobyi-picta alliance by the tiny flower produced successively in a 2 to 3 flowered raceme at the paex of the peduncle shorter than the leaf. The flower is basically very similar to a minute variation of P grobyi but there are no pair of lobules on the column foot s seen in P grobyi." Luer 2006

Part of the Pleurothallis grobyi-picta alliance

Synonyms Specklinia pisinna (Luer) Solano & Soto Arenas 2002 publ. 2003

References > W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Lindleyana 6: 105 Luer 1991 Drawing fide;

Icones Orchidacearum 5-6: xi Solano & Soto Arenas 2002 publ. 2003 as Specklinia pisinna;

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 pisinna;

Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez Lopez & Dressler 2005 as Specklinia pisinna;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Specklinia pisinna ;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Specklinia pisinna drawing fide;

Icones Orchidacearum 10 Plate 1093 Hagsater & Soto 2008 as Specklinia pisinna drawing fide;

Algunas Orquideas De Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2012 as Specklinia pisinna photo not;

Diversity of Pleurothallidinae in Guatemala: An Endangered Orchid Subtribe with High Economic and Horticultural Potentials Edgar Mo Mo, Cetzal, Basu and Vega 2017 as Specklinia pisina photo fide;

Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Specklinia pisinna;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia pisinna photo hmm not

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