Pleurothallis jalapensis (Kraenzl.) Garay 1985 publ. 1986 SUBGENUS Effusae Luer 2000

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Drawing by Carl Luer

deep Shade ColdFallspring LATER summer

Common Name The Jalapa Pleurothallis [A town near Guatemala City Guatemala]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Chiapas state of Mexico and Jalapa and Quiche departments of Guatemala at elevations of 1500 to 2300 meters as a small sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, terete, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall, spring and summer on an erect, subtended by a spathe arising from near the apex of the ramicual; 3.2 to 6.8" [8 to 17 cm] long peduncle and 5.6" to 12" [14 to 30 cm] long overall, loose, secund, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with oblique, acute, as long as to shorter than the epdicel floral bracts.

"Characterized by a tall erect raceme that far exceeds the elliptical, petiolatea leaf borne by a shorter ramicaul. Several to many relatively large flowers all drooping to one side are borne more or less simultaneously in a loose raceme. The tip of the narrow dorsal sepal is lightly adherent to the tip of the synsepal. The sepals are spotted and ciliate, the petals are ovate with an external callus at the apex and the lip is oblong with erect, acute, marginal lobes above the claw." Luer 2000

Synonyms Effusiella jalapensis (Kraenzl.) Luer 2007; *Masdevallia jalapensis Kraenzl. 1925; Specklinia jalapensis (Kraenzl.) Luer 2004; Stelis jalapensis (Kraenzl.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 34: 117 Kraenzl. 1925 as Masdevallia jalapensis;

* Bot. Mus. Leafl. 30: 192[58] Garay 1985 publ. 1986:

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Systematics of Jostia, Andinia, Barbosella, Barbrodia & Pleurothallis subgen Antilla, Effusia and Restrepioidia Luer 2000

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Systematics of Jostia, Andinia, Barbosella, Barbrodia & Pleurothallis subgen Antilla, Effusia and Restrepioidia Luer 2000drawing fide;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:263 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Stelis

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 jalapensis;

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 as Effusiella jalapensis;

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