Pleurothallis vasquezii Luer 1981 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Acuminatae Lindley 1859 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

EARLY EARLY

Common Name Vasquez' Pleurothallis [Bolivian Collector of species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in La Paz Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations around 2550 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, descending ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, pendent, thickly coriaceous, narrowly linear-elliptical, slightly curving upward, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the early summer on 2 to 3, successive, pendent, subcongested, subflexuous, 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Anathallis vasquezii (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia vasquezii (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vasquez & Ibisch Vol 1 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia vasquezii

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