Pleurothallis cabellensis Rchb.f. 1850 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

Photo by Wiel Driessen and his The Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shade Cool LATER Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Mt Cabello Pleurothallis [A mountain in Venezuela]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in eastern Colombia and Carabobo, Distrito Federal and Aragua states of Venezuela at elevations of 1350 to 1850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, ribbed sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring, summer and fall on a lax, arising laterally from the ramicaul, flexuous, 2 to 4.4" [5 to 11 cm] long including the .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long peduncle, successively single, many flowered inflorescence wth much shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Characterized by the small, caespitose habit and a long, loose, flexuous, successively flowered raceme with long pedicels. The tails of the purple-suffused sepals are variable in length. The petals are cuneate and obtuse. The oblong lip is concave below the middle between erect, rounded margins and the apex is verrucose and rounded." Luer 2006

Synonyms Andreettaea cabellensis (Rchb.f.) A.Doucette First published in Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1):2 2022 ; Humboltia cabellensis (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis fritzii Carnevali & G.A.Romero in G.A.Romero & G.Carnevali 2000; Specklinia cabellensis (Rchb.f.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Sylphia cabellensis (Rchb.f.) Luer 2006; Verapazia cabellensis (Rchb.f.) Chiron & Szlach. 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Linnaea 22: 832 Rchb.f 1850;

Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 667 Kuntze 1891 as Humboltia cabellensis

AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967;

Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing good;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Romero & Carnevali 2000 as P fritzii drawing fide;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:256 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase2001 as Specklinia caballensis;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Sylpia cabellensis

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Sylpia cabellensis drawing fide;

Phytotaxa 272: 29 Karremans 2016 as Muscarella cabellensis;

Richardiana, N.S. 2: 167 Chiron & Szlach. 2018 as Verapazia cabellensis;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020as Muscarella cabellensis photo fide;

Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1):2 Doucette 2022 as Andreettaea catoxys

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