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 and The Epidendra Website

Full Shade warmCool 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 Costa Rica and Panama in montane forests at elevations around 1300 to 1700 meters as mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing 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, flexuous, flexible, loose, gradually lengthening, 2.8" [7 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence arising from near the middle of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Muscarella quinqueseta (Ames) Luer 2006; Specklinia quinqueseta (Ames) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia quinqueseta; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Muscarella quinquesetadrawing fide