Pleurothallis tempestalis Luer 1977 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

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

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Common Name The Roofed Pleurothallis [refers to the margins of the lip appearing as a roof]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora Chinchipe province of Ecuador in dwarf forests at elevations around 2600 to 2850 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 summer on an erect, arising laterally from the ramicaul, loose, flexuous, flexible, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long including the .4 to 8" [1 to 2 cm] long peduncle, sucessively several flowered inflorescence with a shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Distinguished by the loose, flexuous raceme with caudate sepals, short, fimbriate petals and a thick verrucose lip with a distinctive smooth, orange belt between the verrucose apex and verrucose calli on the center." Luer 2006

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 3: 396 Luer 1977 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Lindleyana 16(4): 259. Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001. as Specklnia temestalis;

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

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

Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1): 8 Doucette2022 as Andreettaea tempestalis

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