Pleurothallis jesupiorum Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986

TYPE Photo by Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Jesup's Pleurothallis [American Orchid Enthusiasts and collectors of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe province of Ecuador at elevations around 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, blackish, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular sheaths below the middle and at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a loose, arising through a narrow spathe from an annulus just below the apex of the ramicaul, distichous, 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long including the .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence with a shorter than the ovary floral bract.

"Similar to P mediocarinata but is easily distinguished by the small habit, the small bright orange sepals that are papillose-pubescent within. The petals are obtuse and carinate. The lip is acuate and oblong but widest at the rounded apex. On the disc above the middle only 2 carinae meet above the apical margin in a low, verrucose, callous junction." Luer 1999

Synonyms Anathallis jesupiorum (Luer & Hirtz) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia jesupiorum (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004; Stelis jesupiorum (Luer & Hirtz) Karremans 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Lindleyana 11: 164 Luer & Hirtz1996 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing fide;

Lindleyana 16(4): 258. (Ames) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001 as Anathallis jesupiorum;

Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo 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 jesupiorum;

Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide as Anathallis jesupiorum;

LANKESTERIANA 13(3): 319332 Kerremans 2014 as Stelis jesupiorum

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