Pleurothallis reptilis Luer & Dalström 1996 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Creeping Pleurothallis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a stout, suberect ramicaul enveloped by a tubular sheath and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical to subcircular, obtuse to rounded, rounded and contracted below into the subsessile base leaf that blooms in the early summer on an erect, .04" [ 1 mm] long peduncle, single, sometimes successively 2 flowered inflorescence arising with an infundibular floral bract.

Synonyms Anathallis reptilis (Luer & Dalström) Luer 2009; Panmorphia reptilis (Luer & Dalström) Luer 2006; Specklinia reptilis (Luer & Dalström) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia reptilis ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia reptilis drawing fide