Pleurothallis scabrata Lindl. 1859 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Inflorescence photo by The Ecuagenera Website

Common Name The Scabrous Pleurothallis [refers to the serrulate margins of the petals]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations around 1600 to 2600 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the ill defined, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect to arching, secund, loose, 8 to 12" [20 to 30 cm] long including the 4" [10 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several to many flowered inflorescence arising through a narrow spathe and has a tubular, oblique floral bract.

Synonyms Effusiella scabrata (Lindl.) Luer 2007; Humboltia scabrata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis humboldtiana Luer 1976; Specklinia scabrata (Lindl.) Luer 2004; Stelis scabrata (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Pleurothallidinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 as P humboldtiana ok; Orchids of Bolivia Vasquez & Ibisch Vol 1 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia scabrata; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Effusiella scabrata