Pleurothallis sanchezii Luer & Hirtz 2002 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842 Photo by The Orchidees en Nord S.F.O. Website ="orphotdir/pleursanchezii.jpg"> Side View of Flower

Side View of Plant and Flower Photos by Ron and his Orchids in Bloom Website

Full shadeCool Spring

Common Name or Meaning Sanchez's Pleurothallis [Original Co-collector of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador in shady, wet tropical forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 tubular sheaths and another below the middle and carrying an erect, thinly coriaceous, narrowly oblong, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a fascile of successive, single flowered inflorescence with the flowers held at the leaf base

Synonyms Anathallis sanchezii (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2009; Panmorphia sanchezii (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2006; Specklinia sanchezii (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 189. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as P gonioglossa; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodoson 2003 photo fide other than the pubescence on the sepals and petals; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia sanchezii; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia sanchezii drawing fide other than the pubescence on the sepals and petals