Physosiphon punctulatus Rchb.f. 1866Photo by Piotr Markiewicz

Part shadeCoolSummer Fall

Common Name

Flower Size .15" [3mm]

Found in Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica and Colombia in humid seasonally dry oak forests at elevations of 1800 to 1900 meters as a minature sized, cool growing epiphyte with subterete ramicauls enveloped basally by scarious, tubular, carinate, apiculate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic to oblanceolate, round, mucronate, green, underside very brilliant, sulcate, very succulent, rigid, abruptly narrowing below into the channeled, elongate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on 1 to 2, elongating, erect-arcuate, eventually hanging, filiform, rather loose, subdistichous, to 2 to 7.6" [5 to 19 cm] long, to 50 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Lomax punctulata (Rchb.f.) Luer 2006; Physosiphon cooperi Ames 1922; Physosiphon minor Rendle 1900; Pleurothallis minor (Rendle) L.O.Williams 1950; Specklinia minor (Rendle) Luer 2004; Stelis punctulata (Rchb.f.) Soto Arenas 2002 publ. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1869 drawing ok; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as P minus; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as Pleurothallis punctulatus drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 690 Hagsater & Soto 2002 as Stelis punctulatus drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Pleurothallis minor; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia minor;