Pleurothallis xyloura [Luer & Hirtz] comb. novo. Pfahl 2013 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 Woody Tailed Pleurothallis [refers to the thick sepaline tails]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Napo Ecuador at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 2 short, ribbed sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a prostrate to descending, creeping, filiform, , to 2" [5 cm] long including the .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long peduncle, lax, successively several flowered inflorescence arising from the ramicaul.

Synonyms *Muscarella xyloura Luer & Hirtz 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Muscarella xyloura drawing fide

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------