Pleurothallis maguirei Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Common Name Maguire's Pleurothallis [Original Collector of Species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Bolivar state of Venezuela and Guyana without elevational data as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, suberect to spreading, coriaceous, elliptical-oblong, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a loose, arising through a narrow spathe with an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul, subdistichous, 4 to 10" [10 to 25 cm] long, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with a shorter or longer than the ovary floral bract.

Disitnguished from P stenophylla and P sclerophylla by the oblong, obtuse sepals that are sometimes slightly narrowed above the middle and a lip with high lobes on the middle thirds flanking a pair of verrucose calli without a midline callus and a column without a beak that occurs in P sclerophylla." Luer 1999

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* 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 1999drawing fide;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:249 Pridgeon and Chase 2001 as Anathallis maguirei;

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 maguirei; Lankesteriana 13: 329 Karremans 2014 as Stelis maguirei;

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