Pleurothallis sibatensis F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Side View of lip? Found in Chia Colombia 8/13

Plant and Flowers in situ ? Found in Chia Colombia Photos by Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Sibate Pleurothallis [A community in Cundinamarca Colombia]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Cundinamarca Colombia at elevations around 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a suberect, flexible, flexuous, loose, gradually lengthening, to 4" [10 cm] long including the 1.2" [3 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising from near the middle of the ramicaul.

CAUTION The photos above are close to P sibatensis, but I have not been able to get a flower to disect so as to prove that this is the true P sibatensis, collected by counsel Lehmann back in the 1800's. So at this time please use with extreme caution! The drawing is correct as far as I can know. Luer has seen the type.

Synonyms Muscarella sibatensis (F.Lehm. & Kraenzl.) Luer 2006; Specklinia sibatensis (F.Lehm. & Kraenzl.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Muscarella sibatensis drawing fide;

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