Pleurothallis vasquezii Luer 1981 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986

Photo by Saul Altamirano A. and The Parque Nacional Carrasco, Cochabamba Bolivia, Orquideas del Proyecto Hidroelectrico Ivirizu Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE 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 department of Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations around 2550 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing, caespitose 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, arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul, successive, pendent, subcongested, subflexuous, 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence with a shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Unique in the subgenus by the narrow pendent leaves that curve slightly upwards. The short, few flowered racemes are also pendent. The flowers differ in the obovate, subunguiculate lip with a central carina flanked by a purple stripe on each sidde." Luer 1999

Synonyms Anathallis vasquezii (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia vasquezii (Luer) Luer 2004; Stelis vasquezii (Luer) Karremans 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Phytologia 49: 220 Luer 1981;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing fide;

Orchids of Bolivia Vasquez & Ibisch Vol 1 2000 drawing fide;

Lindleyana 16 4:251 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Stelis vasquezii;

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 vasquezii;

LANKESTERIANA 13(3): 319332 Kerremans 2014 as Stelis vasquezii;

The Parque Nacional Carrasco, Cochabamba Bolivia, Orquideas del Proyecto Hidroelectrico Ivirizu Website 2021 as Stelis vasquezii photo fide;

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