Pleurothallis miqueliana (H.Focke) Lindl. 1859 SUBGENUS Acianthera [Scheidw.] Luer 1986

Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer

Hot LATESummer EARLY Fall

Common Name or Meaning Miquel's Pleurothallis [Dutch Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Napo province of Ecuador, Loreto department of Peru, Amazonas state of Venezuela, Guyana, Fr Guiana, Surinam and Para state of Brazil in rain forests at elevations of 100 to 200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing, repent epiphyte with an erect, slender, terete ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, coriaceous, light green, narrowly ovate, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a short, arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf, .06 to .1" [1.5 to 2.5 mm] long, successively single, 2 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

Part of the P miqueliana alliance Pabst which includes, P gouveiae , P macucoensis, P nemorosa, P papillosa and P ramosa

"Recognized by the long, repent rhiazome, slender, erect ramicauls with narrowly ovate leaves and a single flower with a characeristic, proportionally long, narrow dorsal sepal. The central calli of the lip are tall and verrucose." Luer 2004

Synonyms Acianthera miqueliana (H.Focke) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Humboldtia fimbriata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Humboldtia miqueliana (H.Focke) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis fimbriata Lindl. 1859; Pleurothallis longisepala Barb.Rodr. 1891; *Specklinia miqueliana H.Focke 1849; Stelis miqueliana (H.Focke) Lindl. 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Tijdschr. Natuurk. Wetensch. Kunsten 2: 199 Focke 1849 as Specklinia miqueliana;

*Fol. Orchid. 9: 17 Lindley 1859;

Fol. Orchid. 9: 17 Lindley 1859 as Stelis miqueliana;

Fol. Orchid. 9: 17 Lindley 1859 as P fimbriata

Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 667 Kuntze 1891 as Humboltia miqueliana;

Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 667 Kuntze 1891 as Humboltia fimbriata;

Vellosia, ed. 2, 1: 115 Barb Rodr. 1891 as P longisepala;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:465 Martius, Cogniaux 1896

AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967 as P fimbriata;

Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 as P longisepala;

Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 2 Foldats 1970 drawing ok;

Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 drawing ok;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;

Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo ok;

Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:244 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Acianthera miqueliana;

Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 as P longisepala;

Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing good;

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

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 drawing fide;

Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 75(1)e069: 13 2018 A taxonomic synopsis of Acianthera (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) in Peru, including two new species Damian, Chiron and Mitidieri 2018 as Acianthera miqueliana;

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