Pleurothallis ximenae Luer 2004 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842

Side View of Flower

Photo by Ron Parsons and his Picasa Orchid Photo Website

Full shade Warm Fall Winter

Common Name Ximena's Pleurothallis [Mrs Portilla Ecuadorian Orchid Nurserywoman current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 2, loose, tubular sheaths and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and early winter on a finely long-pubescent, weak, flexible, pendent, lax, distichous, subflexuous, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, successively several to many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Effusiella ximenae (Luer) Luer 2007;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia ximenae; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Effussiella ximenae; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Specklinia ximenaephoto fide

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