Pleurothallis setosa C. Schweinf. 1941 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

Photo by The Belize Botanical Garden WEbsite

Plant and Flower

Photo by Weyman Bussey

Flower Closeup

Photo by Patricia Harding

Drawing of Muscarella fimbriata

Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Very Bristly Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found from Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica at elevations of 50 to 500 meters as a mini-miniature szied, hot growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 short, ribbed sheaths and carrying an erect, thickly coriaceous, linear-obovate, thickly subtriangular in cross-section, subacute to obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on an apical, longer than the leaves, peduncle to .8" [2 cm] long, rachis to 1.2" [3 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with spiculate , less than 1/3 as long as the pedicel floral bract.

"Distinguished by the narrow, thickly triquetrous leaves and a creeping rhizome with a spiculate peduncle and rachis. The sepals are tall cariante and spiculate with slender, tails. The petals ae short and shortly fimbriate. The lip is obovate witha broadly rounded, spiuclate apex." Luer 2006

Synonyms Masdevallia fimbriata Ames & C. Schweinf. 1930; Muscarella fimbriata (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Luer 2006; Specklinia fimbriata (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Solano 2002-3 ; Specklinia setosa (C.Schweinf.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Schedul. Orch. 10: 18-19. Ames & C. Schweinf. 1930 as Masdevallia fimbriata holotype fide;

* Bot. Mus. Leafl. 9: 64 C Schweinfurth 1941;

Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1952;

AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 6 1983 photo;

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide;

Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo fide;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:259 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Specklinia setosa;

AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 9 2003 photo fide;

Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;

Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 671 Hagsater & Soto 2002 as Specklinia fimbriata drawing fide;

Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez Lopez & Dressler 2005 as Specklinia fimbriata;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Muscarella fimbriata

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

Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Verapazia fimbriata;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Muscarella fimbriata photo fide