Pleurothallis acanthodes Luer 1975 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Apodae-Caespitosae [Lindl.]Luer 1986 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Orchid Website

Another Flower Photo by Duane McDowell and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Side View of Another Flower

Front View of Another Flower Photos by S Manning and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jnay Renz Herbaria Website

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; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Myoxanthus Vol IX Luer 1992 drawing good; 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