Pleurothallis deuterodunstervillei [Karremans & Bogarin] in ed. SUBGENUS Empusella Luer 1986

Photo by Jay Pfahl.

Another Flower Angle

Photo by Eric Hunt

Drawing of P endotrachys in error = P deuterodunstervillei

Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay


Common Name Dunsterville's Pleurothallis [American Botanist in Venezuela 1900's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela as a mini-miniature sizedhot growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single,apical, erect, elliptic-oblanceolate to oblanceolate, obtuse to acute, attenuate below into the petioalte base leaf that blooms on an erect, much longer than the leaf, peduncle ancipitous, rachis distichus, to 12" [30 cm] long overall, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.

P deuterodunstervillei is part of the P endotrachys complex and closely related species which include P endotrachys, P pfavii, P dueteroremotiflora, P juddii, P spectabilis, P fulgens, P guanacastensis and P montezumae. The true P endotrachys is endemic to Costa Rica and can be recognized by the spreading, non-twisting lateral sepals and apically emarginate petals with a long, conspicuous apicule.

Synonyms Specklinia dunstervillei Karremans, Pupulin & Gravend. 2015

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as P spectabilis;

Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 as P endotrachys drawing fide;

Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 as P endotrachys drawing fide;

Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as P endotrachys drawing fide;

Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as P endotrachys drawing fide;

Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia dunstervillei photo fide