Pleurothallis schudelii Luer & Hirtz 2002 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986 Photo by © Wilfried Löderbusch

Full Shade CoolLATE Spring Summer

Common Name or Meaning Schudel's Pleurothallis [American Cultivator of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and summer on a filiform, to 1" [2.5 cm] long, loose, subflexuous, flexible, successively few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Muscarella schudelii (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2006; Specklinia schudelii (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia schudelii; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Muscarella schudelii drawing fide