Pleurothallis scolopax Luer & R.Escobar 1981SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Apodae-Caespitosae [Lindl.]Luer 1986 Photo by Jay Pfahl.

Common Name The Deep Forest Pleurothallis

Flower Size .01" [2mm] wide .8" [2 cm] opening

Found in El Choco Colombia at elevations around 200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls carrying single apical, erect, coriaceous, obovate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a congested fascile, of erect, slender, 4" [10 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence holding the campanulate flowers above the leaf.

Synonyms Sarcinula scolopax (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2006; Specklinia scolopax (Luer & R.Escobar) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001;

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol 3 Luer 1986; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Specklinia scolopax; Orchids From the Serrania Del Baudo Misas 2005; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Sarcinula scolopax drawing fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide;

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