Pleurothallis villosilabia Luer & Hirtz 2002 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

EARLY

Common Name The Villous Labellum Pleurothallis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 2300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early fall on a suberect, flexible, loose, to .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, loose, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from near the middle of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Muscarella villosilabia (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2006; Specklinia villosilabia (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia villosilabia; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Muscarella villosilabia drawing fide

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