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

Another Color Form Photo by Joseph Dougherty


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; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 as P werklei photo ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 as P wercklei photo ok; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992; 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; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Uncifera segoviensis; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 1 2006 as P wercklei photo fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 5 Morales 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Stelis segoviensisphoto hmm