Pleurothallis muscoidea Lindl. 1838 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Plant and Flowers

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What has been know as P limbata

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TYPE Drawing of what has been known as P limbata

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Drawing of P muscoidea

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Another Flower

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Common Name The Fly Like Pleurothallis

Flower Size .12" 3 mm]

Found in Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo states of Brazil on palms as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with erect short ramicauls carrying an erect, single, apical, small, fleshy, rigid, slightly canaliculate, oblong-elliptic, acute, slightly attenuate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the earlier spring on an erect, arising through an acute, glabous, oblong spathe capillary, .068 to .072' [1.7 to 1.8 mm] long, successively 1 to 2 few flowered inflorescence

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution!!!

Synonyms Anathallis limbata (Cogn.) Luer 2009; Anathallis marginata (Barb.Rodr.) F.Barros & Barberena 2010; Anathallis muscoidea (Lindl.) F.Barros & Barberena 2010; Humboltia muscoidea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Lepanthes marginata Barb.Rodr. 1881; Panmorphia limbata (Cogn.) Luer 2006; Pleurothallis limbata Cogn. 1896; Specklinia limbata (Cogn.) Luer 2004; Specklinia muscoidea (Lindl.) Luer 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Edwards's Bot. Reg. 24(Misc.): 89 Lindley 1838;

Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 668 Kuntze 1891 as Humboltia muscoidea;;

Gen. Spec. Orchid. 2: 68 Barb ROdr. 1881 as Lepanthes marginata;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:562 Martius, Cogniaux 1896;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:485 Martius, Cogniaux 1896 as P limbata

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:tab 98 Martius, Cogniaux 1896 as P limbata drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P limbata drawing hmm;

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 limbata;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia limbata;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Specklinia 2007 as Specklinia muscoidea;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Lepanthes of Jamaica Systematics of Stelis of Ecuador 4 Luer 2009 as Anathallis limbata;

Harvard Papers in Botany , Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 39–68 2015,© NEW SPECIES AND NOMENCLATURAL NOTES IN THEPLEUROTHALLIDINAE (ORCHIDACEAE) FROM BRAZIL Luer & Toscano 2015 as Anathallis muscoidea drawing fide