Pleurothallis macroblepharis Rchb. f. 1874 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

Photo by Jay Pfahl

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Photo courtesy of Walter Teague

Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer

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Common Name The Large-Lashed Pleurothallis [refers to the long filament like sepals]

Found in Antioquia, Choco, Risaralda and Cauca departments of Colombia, Carchi, Imbabura, El Oro, Loja and Zamora-Chinchipeprovinces of Ecuador and Piura department of Peru at elevations of 1600 to 2350 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubualr sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrrowly obovate, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that that blooms in the summer on a filiform, loose, subflexuous, flexible, to 6" [15 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Characterized buy the cluster of narrowly obovate leaves and a loose, lengthening , successively flowered inflorescence of large flowers. The sepals are long-acuminate and usually spotted. The degree of pubescence is vaeiable. The blades of the eptals ae long-ciliate. Y+The lip is oblong with the apex rounded and verrucoswe wioth the undersurface ciliate and pubescent and witha pair off erect, marginal lo0bes on the lower third." Luer 2006

Synonyms Andreettaea macroblepharis (Rchb.f.) A.Doucette First published in Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1): 6 (2022; Masdevallia culex hort. 1888; Masdevallia pulex hort. 1888; Muscarella macroblepharis (Rchb. f.) Luer 2006; Specklinia macroblepharis (Rchb. f.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Specklinia macroblepharis;

Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide other than hairs on the lip apex;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006

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

Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 as Specklinia macroblepharis #1 of pg 333 photo not

Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 as Specklinia macroblepharis #2 photo good;

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

Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 as Muscarella aff macroblepharis photo ok but has long apical lip hairs;

Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1):6 2022 as Andreettaea macroblepharis

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