Pleurothallis stumpflei Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

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Another Angle with leaves

Photos by Wiel Driessen

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Photos by Rainer Birthelmer

TYPE Drawing as Muscarella stumpflei

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

Common Name Stumpfle's Pleurothallis [Orchid Enthusiast in Peru]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe province of Ecuador and northern Peru in cloud forests at elevations around 2500 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 to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, arising laterally from the ramicaul, loose, flexible, flexuous, filiform, 3.2" [8 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Characterized by the long, loosely flowered raceme of comparitively large flowers with long, pointed sepals, short, serrate petals amd am oblong, dark purple, long-cilaite lip with a pair of small, pointed lobes near the middle." Luer 2006

Related to P zephyrina but distinguished by the weak, filiform, successively flowered raceme of transluscent light green flowers with a few purple spots. The serrulate petals lack a terminal awn and the ligulate lip is ciliate above a small pair of narrow, lateral lobes." Luer 1979

CAUTION We have 2 flower types here with both having many characters of the type with neither matching exactly. HMMMMM. The consensus is a variable species.

Synonyms Andreettaea stumpflei (Luer) A.Doucette First published in Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1):8 2022; Muscarella stumpflei (Luer) Luer 2006; Pleurothallis simulatrix Luer 1984; Specklinia simulatrix (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia stumpflei (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 5(2): 182. Luer 1979;

Phytologia 55: 195. Luer & Vasquez 1984 as P sumulatrix;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986 as P simulatrix;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986

Icones Orchdiacearum Peruviarum Plate 357 Bennett & christenson 1995 as P simulatrix drawing fide;

Lindleyana 16(4): 259. Pridgeon & Chase 2001. as Specklinia simulatrix

Lindleyana 16(4): 259. Pridgeon & Chase 2001. as Specklinia stumphlei;

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

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

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

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

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

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