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

Photo by Sebastian Viera Uribe

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Common Name The Cone Shaped Pleurothallis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador in cloud forest at elevations around 2200 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing 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, filiform, 2" [5 cm] long, racmose, loose, successively several flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul.

SynonymsMuscarella claviculata (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2006; Specklinia claviculata (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia claviculata; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Muscarella claviculata drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Muscarella claviculata photo fide