Pleurothallis angulosa Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Plant and FlowerPhotos by Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Carl Luer

Deep shade Cold Fall

Common Name The Angled Pleurothallis [refers to the flexuous rachis]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Pichincha Ecuador in wet forests at elevations around 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a stout rhizome giving rise to stout ascending ramicauls enveloped by 1 to 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, fleshy, elliptical, obtuse, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, zigzag, to 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, including the peduncle .08 to .12" [2 to 3 mm] long, loose, successively several flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul with an oblique floral bract.

Similar species include P funerea and P anfracta.

Synonyms Anathallis angulosa (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2009; Panmorphia angulosa (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2006; Specklinia angulosa (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 11: 146147 Luer & Hirtz 1996 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia anguosa; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia angulosa Drawing fide; Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Luer 2009 as Anathallis angulosa; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Anathallis angulosa photo fide