Pleurothallis polygonoides Griseb. 1864 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

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Drawing by Carl Luer

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Common Name The Many-Angled Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found from Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, Surinam, Fr Guiana, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 100 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing, repent epiphyte with suberect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect, coriaceous, elliptical, subsessile, subacute to rounded apically, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on an erect, artising from a node below the base of the leaf, lax, .08 to .2" [2 to 5 mm] long, successively single to 2 flowered, racemose inflorescence with a shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Similar to P sertularioides but differs mostly in the short, broad leaves and a shorter inflorescence. The free sepals are not remarkably different but the petals are more or less wider. The lips have the classical midline callue and basal lobes." Luer 2006

Synonyms Anathallis polygonoides (Griseb.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Humboltia polygonoides (Griseb.) Kuntze 1891; Panmorphia polygonoides (Griseb.) Luer 2006; Specklinia polygonoides (Griseb.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Fl. Brit. W. I.: 609 Griseb. 1864;

AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967;

Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 2 Foldats 1970 drawing good;

Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 drawing good;

Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing good;

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Native Orchids of the Eastern Carribean Kenny 1988 photo fide;

Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good;

Orchids of Bolivia Vasquez & Ibisch Vol 1 2000 drawing fide;

Lindleyana 16(4): 250 Pridgeon & M.W. Chase, 2001 as Anathallis polygonoides;

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 polygonoides;

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer2006 as Panmorphia polygonoides

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer2006 as Panmorphia polygonoides drawing good;

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

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