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

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shade Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Scooped Pleurothallis

Flower Size .15" [3 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces of Ecuador at elevations around 1000 to 1650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, densely caespitose 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 with spicolate, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Similar to P samacensis but distinguished by the yellow, tailess, spiculate sepals that are thickened towards the apex. The minutely serrated petals are attenuated above the middle with or without slightly swollen tips to the south of its range. The black lip is spathulate with the apical third rounded and microscopically papillose. The loose, successively flowered inflorescenee creeps through the surrounding substrate." Luer 2006

Checked type W3Tropicos OK

Synonyms Andreettaea trullifera (Luer & Hirtz) A.Doucette First published in Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1):8 Doucette 2022 ; 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 ;

* Lindleyana 11: 190 Luer & Hirtz 1996 Drawing fide;

Selbyana 23: 35 Luer & Portilla 2002 as P discalis;

Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 as P discalis photo ok;

Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo ok missing tails on petals in Ecuagenera photo;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Specklinia discalis;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Specklinia trullifera;

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

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

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

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

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