Pleurothallis papuligera Schltr. 1912 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986

Photo by Modesto Zarate B. and The Parque Nacional Carrasco, Cochabamba Bolivia, Orquideas del Proyecto Hidroelectrico Ivirizu Website

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

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Common Name or Meaning The Papule-Bearing Pleurothallis [refers to the coarsly pubescent sepals]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz departments of Bolivia at elevations around 2500 to 3300 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with an erect, slender to stout ramicaul enveloped by a tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring and summer on 1 to 2, arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul, loose, subsecund, .08" [12 to 27 cm] long including the 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with as long to longer than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Similar to P acuminata but differs in the sepals that are coarsely pubescent within and the lip with tall, thickened, broadly rounded margins below the middle with a longitudinal callus between and a coarsely verrucose, rounded apex." Luer 1999

Synonyms Anathallis papuligera (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Pleurothallis papuligera var. macra Schltr. 1912; Specklinia papuligera (Schltr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 10: 453 Schlechter 1912;

Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 10: 454 Schlechter 1912 as Pleurothallis papuligera var. macra:

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

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;

Orchids of Bolivia Vasquez & Ibisch Vol 1 2000 drawing fide;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:250 Pridgeon and Chase 2001 as Anathallis papuligera;

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 papuligera;

Lankesteriana 13: 329 Karremans 2014 as Stelis papuligera;

The Parque Nacional Carrasco, Cochabamba Bolivia, Orquideas del Proyecto Hidroelectrico Ivirizu Website 2021 as Stelis papuligera photo fide;

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