Pleurothallis segoviensis Rchb. f. 1855 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Unciferae Luer 1986 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Joseph Dougherty

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Common Name The Segovia Pleurothallis [Province in Nicaragua]

Flower Size 1/5" [5 mm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 350 to 2300 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cold growing epiphyte on tree trunks in dense forests and open woodlands with caespitose, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3, scarious, adpressed sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-ligulate, obtuse and retuse apically, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a solitary, laxly few to many flowered, to 7" [17.5 cm] long, filiform inflorescence with tubular, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Humboldtia segoviensis (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia segoviensis (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis amethystina Ames 1923; Pleurothallis johannis Schltr. 1921; Pleurothallis melicoides Schltr. 1923; Pleurothallis vinacea Ames 1923; Pleurothallis wercklei Schltr. 1911; Stelis segoviensis (Rchb.f.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Unciferia segoviensis (Rchb.f.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Bonplandia 3:223. Rchb.f 1855; Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 668. 1891 as Humboldtia segoviensis; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 24. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as P melicoides; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 110. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as P wercklei; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 199. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as P wercklei; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1952; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing fide/photo hmm; Las Orquideas de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1124 Dodson 1984 drawing good; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986 as Pleurothallis amethystina; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986 as Pleurothallis vinacea; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 as P wercklei photo good no hair internally; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Stelis segoviensis; Icones Orchidacearum 5 - 6 Orchids of Mexico Part 2 - 3 Plate 692 Hagsater & Soto 2002 as Stelis segoviensis drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Uncifera segoviensis; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 1 2006 photo as P wercklei; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 5 Morales 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Stelis segoviensisphoto hmm

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