Pleurothallis rostratissima Luer & J.Portilla 2002 SUBGENUS Effusae Luer 2000

Photo by Wiel Driessen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Inflorescence

Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by Hanging Gardens

Another Flower showing column

Photo by Roelke Orchids

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

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, densely caespitose 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, arising from below the apex of the ramicaul, suberect to arching, lax, distichous, flexuous, to 3.2" [to 8 cm] long including the 1.2" [3 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence with half as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

Very similar to P cypripedioides but differs mostly in the more laterally compressed lip and the more elongate side view to the flower.

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 A First Century of New Species of Stelis of Ecuador Part 1 Luer 2002;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV A First Century of New Species of Stelis of Ecuador Part 1 Luer 2002 drawing fide;

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 rostratissima;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Thrid Century of Stelis of Ecuador Luer 2007 as Effusiella rostratissima;

Phytotaxa 203: 293 Karremans 2015 as Stelis rostratissima;

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