Pleurothallis ruschii Hoehne 1939 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842

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Common Name Rusch's Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil as an epiphyte with erect ramicauls carrying a single apical, erect, elliptical, tridentate apically, narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms on n erect to ascending, 3 times or more longer than the leaf, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Pabstiella ruschii (Hoehne) Luer 2007; Specklinia ruschii (Hoehne) Luer 2004; Trichosalpinx ruschii (Hoehne) Luer 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Arq. Bot. Estado São Paulo, n.s., f.m., 1: 44 Hoehne 1939;

Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide;

Phytologia 54: 397 Luer 1983 as Trichosalpinx ruschii;

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 ruschii;

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Steli of Ecuador Luer 2007 as Pabstiella ruschii