Pleurothallis appendiculata Cogn. 1912 SUBGENUS Antilla Luer 2000

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Linda & Mikael Karlbom


Common Name The Appendaged Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico at elevations around 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with ascending to pendent, distinctly sulcate ramciauls enveloped by 3, scarious, apically oblique and carinate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate to elliptic, acute to subacuminate, green, glabrous, cuneate to attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on to 6, terminal, pendent, 2" [5 cm] long, 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence subtended by a narrowly ovate sheath

Synonyms Antilla appendiculata (Cogn.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles Hagen Stenzel 2004 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Antilla appendiculata; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera appendiculata photo fide