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

Photo by Jay Pfahl.

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Deep Forest Pleurothallis

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

Found in Choco department of Colombia at elevations around 200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing, caespitose 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 with a thin, shorter than the pedicel floral bract and holding the campanulate flowers above the leaf.

"Distinguished by the tuft of narrowly obovate leaves and a slightly shorter peduncle that bears in succession a narrowly bilabiate flower. The raceme is a very congested, secund raceme that is practically fasciculate. The dorsal sepal and synsepal are long, narrow and striped in purple. The petals are dilated on the lower margin. The lip is small, oblong, obtusely angled on the margins below the middle and the base is bilobulate.

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 ;

*Orquideologia Vol 14 #2 Luer & Escobar 1981 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Specklinia scolopax;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Sarcinula scolopax

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Sarcinula scolopax drawing fide;

Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia scolopax photo fide

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