Pleurothallis setosa C. Schweinf. 1941 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986 Photo by The Belize Botanical Garden WEbsite

Plant and Flower Photo by Weyman Bussey

Flower Closeup Photo by Patricia Harding

Common Name The Very Bristly Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found from Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica at elevations of 50 to 500 meters as a mini-miniature szied, hot growing epiphyt with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 short, ribbed sheaths and carrying an erect, thickly coriaceous, linear-obovate, thickly subtriangular in cross-section, subacute to obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on an apical, solitary flowered inflorescence that is longer than the leaves.

Synonyms Masdevallia fimbriata Ames & C. Schweinf. 1930; Muscarella fimbriata (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Luer 2006; Specklinia fimbriata (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Solano 2002-3 ; Specklinia setosa (C.Schweinf.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1952; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 6 1983 photo; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Specklinia setosa; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 9 2003 photo; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as muscarella fimbriata drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 671 Hagsater & Soto 2002 as Specklinia fimbriata drawing fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez Lopez & Dressler 2005 as Specklinia fimbriata