Pleurothallis quinqueseta Ames 1925 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

Photo by Wiel Driessen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Karremans

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Oakes Ames

Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer

Full Shade nCool winter

Common Name or Meaning The Five Bristles Pleurothallis [refers to the tails of the sepal and petals]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in San Jose province of Costa Rica and Chiriqui province of Panama in montane forests at elevations around 1300 to 1700 meters as mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an suberect, arising from near the middle of the ramicaul, flexuous, flexible, loose, gradually lengthening, 2.8" [7 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with much shorter tha the pedicel floral bracts.

"Closely allied to P divexa but differs in the single nerved dorsal sepal, in the petals being prolonged into caudate tips and in having a more membraneous labellum. It differs from P zephyrina in the structure of the lip and apparently in having the caudate portion of each sepal longer in proportion to the expanded portion." Ames 1925

Synonyms Andreettaea quinqueseta (Ames) A.Doucette First published in Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1):7 Doucette 2022; Muscarella quinqueseta (Ames) Luer 2006; Specklinia quinqueseta (Ames) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Schedul. Orch. 9: 35-37, f. 6. Ames 1925 Drawing fide;

Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;

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 quinqueseta;

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Muscarella quinqueseta

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Muscarella quinqueseta drawing fide;

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

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Muscarella quinqueseta photo fide;

Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1):7 Doucette 2022 as Andreettaea quinquesta

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