Pleurothallis seriata Lindl. 1840 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842

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Plant and Flower Photos by Luiz Filipe Varella

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Common Name The Series Pleurothallis [refers to the successive flowering infloresence]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela, French Guiana, Guyana, Surinam and Brazil in rain forests at elevations around 400 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to erect ramicauls enveloped in youth by 2 to 3, scarious, tubular, evanescent sheaths and carrying a single, apical erect, coriaceous, obovate-oblanceolate, to oblanceolate, rounded and tridenticulate apically, attenuate and petiolate below into the base leaf that blooms mostly in the late spring and early summer on 1 to a few, to 1.6 to 5.6" [4 to 14 cm] long, fractiflex, laxly few, successively flowered inflorescence holding the flowers well above the leaves.

Synonyms Anathallis seriata (Lindl.) Luer & Toscano 2009; Effusiella seriata (Lindl.) Baptista 2011; Humboldtia seriata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pabstiella seriata (Lindl.) F.Barros & C.F.Hall 2012; Panmorphia seriata (Lindl.) Luer 2006; Pleurothallis diffusiflora C.Schweinf. 1935; Pleurothallis sphaeroglossa Hoehne 1938; Specklinia seriata (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconographia de Orchidaeceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as P sphaeroglossa drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Segunda Parte Foldats 1970 as P diffusiflora drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P sphaeroglossa drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 as P diffusiflora drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III. Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 #7 1995 as P sphaeroglossa photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Specklinia seriata; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia seriata drawing fide; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide