Pleurothallis glandulipetala Luer & R.Vásquez 1997 publ. 1998 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Mentosae Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer

Deep shade Warm ? Cold ?

Common Name The Glandular Petal Pleurothallis

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in La Paz department of Bolivia in an area with elevations of 600 to 2300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm? to cold? growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4 , closely appressed, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, light green with small purple spots, elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, arising from near the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, filiform, rachis .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, loose, distichous, fractiflex, successively single, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"One of the first species in the Mentosa Section found outside southern Brazil and northern Argentna. Similar to P quadridentata but characterized by the small elliptical leaf minutely spotted with purple that is surpassed by a slender, lax, flexuous, few flowered raceme of tiny flowers. Although the sepals are basically similar to those of other species the sepals are villous within above the middle. The petals are covered externally above the middle by a dense pubescence of capitate hairs. The lip is three lobed below the middle and the anterior lobe is verrucose." Luer 1998

Synonyms Pabstiella glandulipetala (Luer & R.Vásquez) Karremans 2016; Specklinia glandulipetala (Luer & R.Vásquez) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Revista de la Sociedad Boliviana de Botanica 1[2]: 9-19 Luer 1997 drawing fide;

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 gladulipetala;

Phytotaxa 272: 28 Karremans 2016 as Pabstiella glandulipetala;