Pleurothallis spathulifolia C.Schweinf. 1942 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by Ames

Full Shade Warm Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Spatula-Shaped Leaf Pleurothallis

Flower Size .28 to .32" [7 to 8 mm]

Found in Ayacucho department of Peru in open cloud forests at elevations of 750 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, shortly repent epiphtye with erect, short ramicauls enveloped by 1 to 3, loose, tubular, evanescent, glabrous sheaths carrying a single, erect, subcoriaceous, spathulate, apically rounded, minutely tridenticulate, gradually narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall on 1 to 2, filiform, much longer than the leaf, 1.6" [4 cm] long, lax, successively single, to 11 flowered inflorescence with minute, aristate, infundibuliform, as long as the recurved pedicels.

Similar to P fuegii, P subsinuata and P truncicola but with different petals

CAUTION I have no way of Verifying this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms Specklinia spathulifolia (C.Schweinf.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Bot. Mus. Leafl. 10: 188 Schweinfurth 1942;

Bot. Mus. Leafl. 10: 211 Schweinfurth 1942; Drawing fide;

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 2004 as Specklinia spathulifolia;

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