Pleurothallis tamboensis Luer & R.Escobar 1981 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986 TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The El Tambo Pleurothallis [A town near where the species was collected]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cauca Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 short, ribbed sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute, cuneate below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, loose, flexuous, flexible, 2" [5 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul.

Synonyms Muscarella tamboensis (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2006; Specklinia tamboensis (Luer & R.Escobar) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 14 #2 Luer & Escobar 1981 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Muscarella tamboensis drawing fide