Pleurothallis smaragdina Luer 1975 SUBGENUS Kraenzlinella (Kuntze) Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Emerald Green Pleurothallis [refers to the petals and the lip color]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Pastaza Ecuador at elevations around 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a thick, short, terete ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3, brown, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, ascending to erect, rigid, thick, elliptical, subacute, tridenticulate, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter on a contracted, fractiflex, purple, ascending, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, successively single, few to many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and has a brown, oblique. acute floral bract.

Synonyms Anathallis smaragdina (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Kraenzlinella smaragdina (Luer) Luer 2004; Specklinia smaragdina (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Selbyana 1(3): 290, f. 80. Luer 1975 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Kraenzlinella smaragdina; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia smaragdina; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Specklinia smaragdina

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