Pleurothallis angustilabia Schltr. 1921 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Alatae Luer 1986

Plant and Inflorescnece

Photos by Rebecca Repasky and The Atrium Website

Drawing

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

Part ShadeWarm to Cold LATE WinterEARLYSpring

Common Name The Narrow Lipped Pleurothallis

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in premontane to montane forests at elevations of 800 to 2500 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing, densely caespitose epiphyte with erect, more or less aproximate, 3 to 4 jointed, ramicauls carrying several close, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, subacute to obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on 2 to numerous, much shorter than the leaf, rarely to 3.12" [7.8 cm] long, loosely to 12 flowered inflorescence with as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"Easily distinguished from P obovata by the caespitose habit, the wider leaves, longer, looser racemes and longer sepals." Luer 1999

Synonyms Anathallis angustilabia (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia angustilabia (Schltr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9: 71 Schlechter 1921

Bot. Mus. Leafl. 16: 9 Schweinfurth 1953 as P citrina var elliptica;

Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959;

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 Vol 1 Pleurothallidinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 drawing good;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:247 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Anathallis angustilabia;

Macchu Picchu Orchids Eric Christenson 2003;

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 angustilabia;

An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 as Anathallis angustilabia drawing/photos fide;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Anathallis anGUSTILABIA photo fide

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