Pleurothallis trichostoma Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842 Photo by Roelke Orchids

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;