Pleurothallis sanchezii Luer & Hirtz 2002 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

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Side View of Flower

Side View of Plant and Flower

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shadeCool Spring

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

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe province of Ecuador in shady, wet tropical forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose 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 just shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and has the flowers held at the leaf base.

Similar to P dalesandroi but distinguished by larger leaves, but smaller flowers with the sepals only three eveined instead of 7 veined. The petals are oblong and subacute and the lip is obovate with low, broadly obtuse lateral lobes. The base of the lip is densely glandular-pubescent." Luer 2006

Similar species include P rabei, P jamaicensis, P dalesandroi, P burzlaffiana and P lewisii

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 ;

* Selbyana 23: 36 Luer 2002 drawing fide;

Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodoson 2003 photo fide other than the pubescence on the sepals and petals;

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 sanchezii;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia sanchezii

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia sanchezii drawing fide other than the pubescence on the sepals and petals;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Lepanthes of Jamaica Systematics of Stelis of Ecuador 4 Luer 2009 as Anathallis sanchezii;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Anathallis sanchezii photo fide

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