Pleurothallis tamboensis Luer & R.Escobar 1981 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

Photo by Sebastian Viera Uribe

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

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

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cauca department of Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose 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, arising laterally from the ramicaul, loose, flexuous, flexible, 2" [5 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence with 1/4 as long as the pedicel floral bract.

"Distinguished by the loose, flexuous, long-pedicellate raceme of successive flowers with caudate sepals and petals, petals fimbriate below the tail and a thick, oblong lip with a longitudianal sulcus that is pubescent within and traversing the full length." Luer 2006

Synonyms Andreettaea tamboensis (Luer & R.Escobar) A.Doucette First published in Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1): 8 Doucette 2022; 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 Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

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

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

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

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

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

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