Pleurothallis claviculata Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

Photo by Sebastian Viera Uribe

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

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Common Name The Cone Shaped Pleurothallis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Pataza province of Ecuador in cloud forest at elevations around 2200 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2, thin tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, obtuse, narrowly cuneate into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, arising laterally from the ramicaul, filiform, 2" [5 cm] long, racmose, loose, successively several flowered inflorescence with half or less as long as the pedicel floral bract.

"Distinguished by the small, oblanceolate leaves, a twice longer, flexuous, successively flowered raceme, long-caudate sepals thickened at the tips of the filamentous tails, long-fimbriate petals with a filamentous, clavate apex similar to the sepals and a purple-black, pyriform, subpandurate lip with a rounded apex and obtuse angles below the middle." Luer 2006

Synonyms Andreettaea claviculata (Luer & Hirtz) A.Doucette First published in Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1):3 2022 ; Muscarella claviculata (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2006; Specklinia claviculata (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Lindleyana 11: 153 Luer & Hirtz 1996 drawing fide;

Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide;

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 claviculata;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevalia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Muscarella claviculata

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

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

Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1):3 2022 as Andreettaea claviculata

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