Pleurothallis pseudocheila Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The False Lip Pleurothallis [in allusion to the converging petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cauca Colombia at elevations around 1200 to 1400 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by a close, tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 above the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the slender petiolate base leaf that blooms in the earlier fall on 1 to 2, erect, distichous, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long including the 1.l2" [3 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe near trhe apex of the ramicaul and carries non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Effusiella pseudocheila (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2007; Specklinia pseudocheila (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2004; Stelis pseudocheila (Luer & R.Escobar) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia pseduocheila; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Effusiella pseudocheila