Pleurothallis acrisepala Ames & C.Schweinf. 1925 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Apodae-Caespitosae [Lindl.]Luer 1986

Photo courtesy of Daniel Jimenez

Full ShadeHotWinterSpring Summerfall

Common Name The Sharp-Sepaled Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 100 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with short ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single apical, elliptic-lanceolate, coriaceous leaf that blooms at any time of the year on a pendulous, filiform, 4" [10 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Sarcinula acrisepala (Ames & C. Schweinf.) Luer 2006; Specklinia acrisepala (Ames & C.Schweinf.) 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 Specklina acrisepala; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Sarcinula acrisepala drawing good; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 5 Morales 2009 photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia acrisepala photo fide