Pleurothallis acanthodes Luer 1975 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Apodae-Caespitosae [Lindl.]Luer 1986

Photo by Wiel Driessen

Common Name The Pin Cushion-Shaped Pleurothallis

Flower Size .15" [3mm]

Found in Ecuador and Bolivia at elevations of 400 to 650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with rounded, abruptly narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a fascile of erect, longer than the leaf, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Sarcinula acanthodes (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia acanthodes (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Pleurothallidinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 drawing good; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Specklina acanthodes; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Sarcinula acanthodes drawing good; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia acanthodes photo fide

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