Pleurothallis alata A.Rich. & Gal. 1845 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986 TYPE for the SECTION

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Common Name The Winged Pleurothallis

Flower Size 1/4" [7 mm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica at elevations around 180 to 1380 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a very short ramicaul carrying a single, apical, fleahy, narrowly triangular in cross-section, obtuse apically, gradually narrows below into the conduplicate, elongate petiolate base leaf and and blooms in the fall on an erect, fasciculcate, successively single flowered, 1 3/4" [4.5 cm] long, filiform inflorescence that is much longer than the leaf.

Synonyms Epidendrum marginatum Rich. 1792; Muscarella marginata (Rich.) Luer 2006; Pleurothallis hastata Ames 1908; Pleurothallis liebmanniana Kraenzl. 1920; Pleurothallis marginata (Rich.) Cogn 1896; Pleurothallis scopula Schlechter 1910; Pleurothallis spectrilinguis Rchb.f. 1882; Restrepia liebmanniana Kranzl. 1920; Specklinia alata (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Solano & Soto Arenas 2002 publ. 2003; Specklinia hastata (Ames) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Specklinia spectrilinguis (Rchb.f.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 as P hastata drawing fide Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1952 as P hastata drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1109 Dodson 1984 as P hastata drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986 as Pleurothallis hastata drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986 as Pleurothallis strumosa; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Specklina hastata; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Specklinia strumosa; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as P spectrilinguis; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia alata; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Muscarella marginata drawing fide except for hairs on lip apex; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez Lopez & Dressler 2005 as Specklinia alata; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Muscarella strumosa drawing fide exact; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #9 2011 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 azs Verapazia marginata; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Muscarella marginata photo fide

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