Pleurothallis trichostoma Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842 Photo by Shadowshador and his Flickr Photo Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shadeWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Hairy Mouthed Pleurothallis [refers to the pilose margined sepals]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Zamora Chinchipe Ecuador in shady, wet tropical montane forests at unrecorded elevations as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with slender, erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 short sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute to subacute, gradually narrowed below into the indistinct subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a weak, suberect to arching, lax, distichous, flexuous, to 4" [to 10 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Effusiella trichostoma (Luer) Luer 2007; Specklinia trichostoma (Luer) Luer 2004; Stelis trichostoma (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia trichostoma; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Effusiella trichostoma;