Pleurothallis erecta [Luer & Toscano] in ed. SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing as Specklinia erecta by Carl Luer


Common Name The Erect Pleurothallis [refers to the position of the flower on the erect peduncle]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil in forests at elevations around 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with stout, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 1 to 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a solitary, erect, borne from near the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle ca. .4" [1 cm] long, rachis .8" [2 cm] long, lax, successively 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary floral bracts.

"This tiny, caespitose species is characterized short ramicauls and longer leaves that are surpassed by an erect raceme with a few erect flowers. The dorsal sepal and the synsepal are ovate; the petals are obovate and sharply acuminate; a minute pair of carina are present above the middle of the disc; and a pair of calli are present on the column-foot as seen in Pleurothallis grobyi and all its relatives." Luer & Toscano 2011

Synonyms *Specklinia erecta Luer & Toscano 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Harv. Pap. Bot. 16(2): 380 Luer & Toscano 2011 as Specklinia erecta drawing fide;