Pleurothallis trullifera Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986 Photo by Linda and Michael Karlbom

Another view Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Full shade Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Scooped Pleurothallis

Flower Size .15" [3 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1000 to 1650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on a lateral, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, elongating, successively single flowered inflorescence.

Checked type W3Tropicos OK

Synonyms Muscarella trullifera (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2006; Pleurothallis discalis Luer & J.Portilla 2002; Specklinia discalis (Luer & J.Portilla) Luer 2004; Specklinia trullifera (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodoson 2003 photo ok as P discalis photo ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo ok missing tails on petals in Ecuagenera photo; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia trullifera; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Muscarella trullifera drawing fide;