Pleurothallis rostratissima Luer & J.Portilla 2002 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842 Photo by Wiel Driessen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

LATE EARLY

Common Name The Great Beaked Pleurothallis [refers to the elongate apex of the column]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador without collection data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath near the middle and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse, abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a weak, suberect to arching, lax, distichous, flexuous, to 3.2" [to 8 cm] long including the 1.2" [3 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising from below the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Effusiella rostratissima (Luer & J.Portilla) Luer 2007; Specklinia rostratissima (Luer & J.Portilla) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2002 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia rostratissima; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Effusiella rostratissima

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