Pleurothallis sibatensis F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

Plant and Flowers in situ ? Found in Chia Colombia 8/13

Photos by Jay Pfahl

Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Cundinamarca department of Colombia in steep dwarf cloudforests at elevations around 2800 to 2900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose 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 at least in the winter and summer on a suberect, arising from near the middle of the ramicaul, flexible, flexuous, loose, gradually lengthening, to 4" [10 cm] long including the 1.2" [3 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence.

"The sepals are minutely ciliate and thickly caudate. The petals are minutely ciliate above the middle of the blade. The lip is thick, densely pubescent above the middle and narrowly cuneate without marginal angles or lobes." Luer 2006

CAUTION The photos above are very 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 Andreettaea sibatensis (F.Lehm. & Kraenzl.) A.Doucette First published in Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1): 7 (2022; Muscarella sibatensis (F.Lehm. & Kraenzl.) Luer 2006; Specklinia sibatensis (F.Lehm. & Kraenzl.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 445 F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004as Specklinia sibatensis

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

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

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

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