Pleurothallis schlimii Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full Shade ColdWinter

Common Name or Meaning Schlim's Pleurothallis [Belgian Plant collector 1800's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Santander department of Colombia at elevations around 2400 to 2500 meters as a small sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramcauls enveloped by a long tubular sheath below the middle and another above the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly linear-elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a loose, arising through a narrow spathe with an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul, distichous, 1.6 to 4" [4 to 10 cm] long, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence with a longer than the pedicel floral bract.

"Superficially similar to P meridana but differs in the smaller plant with oblong, obtuse sepals and a lip witha tall pair of marginal lamellae below the middle. The narrow leaves of P schlimii are very thick , approaching terete." Luer 1999

Synonyms Anathallis schlimii (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia schlimii (Luer) Luer 2004; Stelis schlimii (Luer) Karremans 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* 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;

Lindleyana 16(4): 250. Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001 as Anathallis schlimii;

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 schlimii;

LANKESTERIANA 13(3): 319332 Karremans 2014 as Stelis schlimii

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