Pleurothallis turrialbae Luer 1991 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Sylphia Photo by A.P. Karremans

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade Cool Cold Spring Fall

Common Name The Turrialba Volcano Pleurothallis [A Volcano in Costa Rica]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in cloud forests at elevations of 1680 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, obovate, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a slender, erect, .32 to .48" [.8 to 1.2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul.

Synonyms Specklinia turrialbae (Luer) Luer 2004; Sylphia turrialbae (Luer) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia turrialbe; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Sylphia turrialbae drawing fide