Pleurothallis ordinata (Luer & Dodson) comb novo Pfahl 2013 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Lined Up Pleurothallis [refers to the plant habit]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Sucumbios province of Ecuador near the Colombian border at elevations around 200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing, long-repent epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, arising laterally from the ramicaul, 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7.5 cm] long including the 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm] long peduncle, sussessively 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence with a glabrous, shorter than the ovary floral bract.

Similar to P spiculifera but differs in the twice as long leaves, ramicauls and rhizome and slightly longer and more flowered inflorescence carrying slightly smaller flowers with obtuse, proportionally wider sepals.

Synonyms Anathallis ordinata (Luer & Dodson) Luer 2009; *Specklinia ordinata Luer & Dodson 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Specklinia ordinata

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Specklinia ordinata drawing fide;

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

Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia Nomenclature Notes # 1 Pfahl 2013

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