Pleurothallis strumosa Ames 1925 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986 Photo by Kyoko Imai and Flickr Photo Website

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

Full ShadeWarmCoolWinter Spring Summer Fall

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

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Guatemala and Costa Rica in wet montane and cloud forests at elevations of 1400 to 1650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing 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

Synonyms Muscarella strumosa (Ames) Luer 2006; Specklinia strumosa (Ames) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 drawing fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 5 Morales 2009 photo fide;

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