Pleurothallis reedii Luer 2002 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer & Toscano and Selbyana 23[2] Toscano & Luer 2002

Full Shade

Common Name or Meaning Reed's Pleurothallis [English Collector in the 1880's]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Bahia state of Brazil without locational data as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with stout, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 3 ribbed, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect to ascending, arising from a node low on the ramicaul, peduncle 1" [2.5 cm] long, rachis .32" [8mm] long, subflexuous, lax, successively single, 3 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Distinguished by a dotted, elliptical leaf slightly surpassed by a successively three-flowered raceme. The sepals are narrowly triangular, acute, and free. The petals are similarly narrow, ovate, and acute. The lip is oblong and acute with a pair of small, minutely ciliate, marginal lobes just below the middle. This species is related to Pleurothallis breviscapa of the Guyanas, but the latter differs with shorter petals and a longer, obovate lip with much smaller, lateral lobes present just above the base. The lip is also similar to that of P. rabei." Luer & Toscano 2002

Synonyms Anathallis reedii (Luer) F.Barros 2006; Panmorphia reedii (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia reedii (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 23[2] Toscano & Luer 2002 drawing fide;

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 reedii;

Bradea 11: 30 F Barros 2006 as Anathallis reedii;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsidreation of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia reedii;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 as Anathallis reedii