Pleurothallis acuminata (Kunth) Lindl. 1842 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Acuminatae Lindley 1859

Leaf and Inflorescence Photos by Walter M Shim and The Carmel Orchid Society Show Website

Another Flower? Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Full ShadeCool Cold Spring

Common Name The Gradually Tapering Point Pleurothallis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of [500] 2000 to 3200 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with clustered, erect to ascending ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 5 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, oblong, oblong-elliptic to oblong-oblanceolate, rounded to acute to apiculate, cuneate below into the short, petiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to 2, erect to suberect, subdensely many flowered, 2.8 to 9.2" [7 to 23 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising through a spathe.

Synonyms Anathallis acuminata (Kunth) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Anathallis asperilinguis (Rchb. f. & Warsz.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Anathallis brittonii (Rolfe) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Anathallis racemosa Barb. Rodr. 1877; *Dendrobium acuminatum Kunth 1816; Humboldtia acuminata (Kunth) Kuntze 1891; Humboldtia aurea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia acuminata (Kunth) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia asperilinguis (Rchb. f. & Warsz.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia aurea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis angustipetala C.Schweinf. 1953; Pleurothallis asperilinguis Rchb. f. & Warsz. 1854; Pleurothallis aurea Lindl. 1843; Pleurothallis aurea var. asperlinguis (Rchb. f. & Warsz.) Foldat 1959; Pleurothallis brittonii Rolfe 1907; Pleurothallis nigro-hirsuta Kraenzl. 1905; Pleurothallis ochroleuca Schltr. 1920; Pleurothallis racemosa (Barb. Rodr.) Cogn. 1896; Pleurothallis tenuifolia C.Schweinf. 1951; Specklinia acuminata (Kunth) Lindl. 1835; Specklinia asperillinguis (Rchb. f. & Warsz.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as P asperlinguis; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959 as P angustipetala drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 as P asperilinguis drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing fide; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as P asperlinguis drawing fide; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986 as Pleurothallis asperlinguis; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986 as Pleurothallis brittonii; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 285 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 as P tenuifolia drawing hmm; Venezuela, Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 as P asperlinguis; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Pleurothallidinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 drawing good; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Anathallis acuminata; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Anathallis asperlinguis; Icones Orchidacearum Perviarum Plate 745 Bennett & Christenson 2001 as P tenuifolia var logisepala drawing good; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Anathallis brittonii; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo ok; Macchu Picchu Orchids Eric Christenson 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia acuminata; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia asperlinguis; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide as Anathallis acuminata

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