Pleurothallis stumpflei Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986 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 Ecuador and northern Peru in cloud forests at elevations around 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing 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, loose, flexible, flexuous, filiform, 3.2" [8 cm] long including the 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul.

Synonyms 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 ; Icones Orchdiacearum Peruviarum Plate 357 Bennett & christenson 1995 as P simulatrix drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Muscarella stumpflei drawing fide

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