Pleurothallis areldii Luer 1978 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Apodae-Caespitosae [Lindl.]Luer 1986

Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Full shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name Areld's Pleurothallis [An Acronym of RLD Dr Robert Dressler, American Botanist and original collector of species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Panama and Colombia in cloud forests at elevations of 750 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with short, slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single apical, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute gradually narrowing below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a congested fascile of more or less horizontal, 2 to 3.2 [5 to 8.5 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with thin, tubular, imbricating floral bracts.

Synonyms Sarcinula areldii (Luer) Luer2006; Specklinia areldii (Luer) Pridgeon & Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum III. Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Specklina areldii; Orquideas De La Serrania Del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Sarcinula areldii drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia areldii photo fide