Pleurothallis producta Luer 1976 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

Plant and Flowers

Photos by S Manning and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Inflorescence

Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shade Cold Fall Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Extended Pleurothallis [refers to the long inflorescence with well spaced flowers]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Pichincha, Tungurahua and Azuay provinces of Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations around 2000 to 2800 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptical, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, arising from the base of the ramicaul, 10" [25 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescnece with acute, less than half as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"Part of the P grobyi/P picta alliance but differs in the markedly elongate, distantly flowered raceme with longer-pedicellate flowers. The flowers are practically inseparable from others in the complex." Luer 2006

Synonyms Specklinia producta (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 3: 176 Luer 1976 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:259 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Specklina producta;

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

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Specklinia producta drawing good

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