Pleurothallis semperflorens Lindl. 1859 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

Photo by Wiel Driessen

Inflorescence

Photo by Daniel Barthelemy

Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer

Full Shade Hot spring summer

Common Name The Always Flowering Pleurothallis

Flower Size .15" [3 mm]

Found in Surinam, Fr Guiana, Guyana, Carabobo state of Venezuela, Cauca department of Colombia, Napo province of Ecuador and northern Brazil in lowland forests at elevations of 10 to 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a erect, arising laterally from the ramicaul, fliamentous, fascile of successively single few flowered inflorescence with just shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Distinguished by the very small habit with obovate leaves, a fascile of successive flowers borne by a peduncle beyond the tips of the elaves, sepals with narrow, taillike apices, short, acute, ciliate-serrate petals, uncommonly entire and a thickovoid, verrucose lip ciliate above the middle and below the middle with thick, erect, obtuse, marginal angles or lobes." Luer 2006

Synonyms Andreettaea semperflorens (Lindl.) A.Doucette First published in Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1):7 2022; Humboltia semperflorens (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Muscarella semperflorens (Lindl.) Luer 2006; Pleurothallis acuminata H.Focke 1849; Specklinia semperflorens (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Tijdschr. Natuurk. Wetensch. Kunsten 2: 195 Focke 1849 as P acuminata nom illegal;

*Fol. Orchid. 9: 40 Lindley 1859;

Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 668 Kuntze 1891 as humboltia semperflorens;

Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing ok;

AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967;

Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm;

Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:259 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Specklinia semperflorens;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Muscarella semperflorens

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Muscarella semperflorens drawing ok;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Muscarella semperflorens photo fide;

Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1):7 Doucette 2022 as Andreettaea semperflorens

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