Pleurothallis ximenae Luer 2004 SUBGENUS Effusae Luer 2000

Side View of Flower

Photo by Ron Parsons

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

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 province of Ecuador at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose 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 descending to pendent, arisingthrough a spathe below the apex of the ramicaul, finely long-pubescent, weak, flexible, lax, distichous, subflexuous, peduncle to 2" [5 cm] long, rachis to 8" [to 20 cm] long, successively1 to 2, several to many flowered inflorescence with glabrous, as long as to shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Similar to P cypripedioides but the peduncle and rachis are finely long-pubescent, the pedicels are shorter, the ovary is long-villois, the petals are three crested and the column foot is pubscent." Luer 2004

Synonyms Effusiella ximenae (Luer) Luer 2007; Specklinia ximenae Luer 2005; Stelis oscargrouchii Karremans 2015

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* 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

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 drawing fide;

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 ximenae;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Dryadella and Acronia section Macrophyllae-Fasiculatae Luer 2005 as Specklinia ximenae;

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007

as Effussiella ximenae;

Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Specklinia ximenae photo fide;

Phytotaxa 203: 293 Karremans 2015 as Stelis oscargrouchii;

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