Pleurothallis resupinata Ames 1908 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

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Common Name The Resupinate Pleurothallis

Flower Size 1/16" [3 mm]

This plant was collected from Michoacan Mx., at 2164m elev, near Uruapan in small grove of trees

Endemic to Mexico, as a cool to cold growing epiphyte and rarely lithophyte in moist pine-oak forests and evergreen cloud forests from 1500 to 2700 meters in elevation with filiform, flexuous ramicauls enveloped basally by 1 or 2, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic, obtuse, petiolate, spotted with reddish brown leaf that blooms in the spring through the winter on an apical, erect, 1 1/2 to 3" [4 to 8 cm] long, fractiflex, elongating, raceme with a few successive, single to 2 opening flowers held above or at the leaves.

Synonyms Effusiella resupinata Luer 2007; Pleurothallis oestlundiana L.O.Williams 1946; Pleurothallis sanguinolenta Garay & Kittr. 1985; Specklinia resupinata (Ames) Luer 2004; Stelis resupinata (Ames) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 Orchidaceae Mc Vaugh 1985 as Pleurothallis sanguinolenta; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum I Plate 91 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Stelis oestlundiana; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Stelis resupinata; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia resupinata; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Effusiella resupinata