Pleurothallis strumosa Ames 1925 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

Photo by Kyoko Imai and Flickr Photo Website

Another Flower

Plant and Flower

Another Angle

Photos by Daniel Jimenez G. and his Flickr Costa Rica Orchid Photo Website

HOLOTYPE and Drawing

HOLOTYPE by Oakes Ames and The Epidendra Website

Drawings

Drawings by Carl Luer

Full ShadeCoolWinter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Swollen Pleurothallis [refers to the base of the column]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Altaverapaz department of Guatemala and Cartago, Guanacaste, Puntarenas, Heridia and San Jose provinces of Costa Rica in wet montane and cloud forests at elevations of 1400 to 1650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying asingle, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a fascile of successive single flowers arising from the ramicaul on an erect, 1" to 1.6" [2.5 to 4 cm] long, filamentous inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Similar to P alata but the sides of the lip are revolute, sometimes with the minutely denticulate margins meeting beneath. The sides of P alata are variously fringed and not revolute. Also very close to P macroblepharis but it has a distantly flowered inflorescence." Luer 2006

Synonyms Andreettaea strumosa (Ames) A.Doucette First published in Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1):8 2022; Muscarella strumosa (Ames) Luer 2006; Specklinia strumosa (Ames) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Schedul. Orch. 9: 41-42, f. 6 Ames 1925 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:259 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Specklinia strumosa;

Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;

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

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

Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 5 Morales 2009 photo fide;

Lankesteriana 19(1). 31 - 55 2019 as Muscarella strumosa photo fide;

Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Verapazia strumosa;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Muscarella strumosa photo fide;

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

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