Pleurothallis flexuosa (Poepp. & Endl.) Lindl. 1842 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842

Front View Of Flower

Plant and Flower Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista.

Yellow Flowered Variety Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding.


Common Name The Bent Inflorescence Pleurothallis

Flower Size 1/5" [5mm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations of 350 to 1900 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul, enveloped basally by several scarious sheaths giving rise to a single, narrowly elliptical, acute, narrowing below into the conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a 6 3/4" [17 cm] long, flexuous, from low on the ramicaul, several successively single flowered inflorescence holding the flowers well above the leaves

Synonyms Effusiella flexuosa Luer 2007; Humboldtia flexuosa (Poepp. & Endl.) Kuntze 1891; Humboldtia kefersteiniana (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia kefersteiniana (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis elachopus Rchb. f. 1884; Pleurothallis kefersteiniana Rchb. f. 1852; Pleurothallis remotiflora C. Schweinf. 1952; *Specklinia flexuosa Poepp. & Endl. 1835; Stelis flexuosa (Poepp. & Endl.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Stelis kefersteiniana (Rchb.f.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2002; Stelis tolimensis Schltr. 1924

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as P kerfersteinia; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1893 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 5 1961; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 as P elachopus; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Miniature Orchids Northen 1980; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 352 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Pleurothallidinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 drawing/photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Stelis flexuosa; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 as Stelis tolimensis; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Effusiella flexuosa; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide as Specklinia flexuosa; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Stelis kefersteiniana photo good; Orquideas del Valle de Aburra Medellin Colombia Orqidelogia 2014 photo good