Pleurothallis barbae Schltr.1923 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Apodae-Caespitosae [Lindl.]Luer 1986

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Inflorescence

Photo by Daniel Jimenenz and his Flickr Costa Rica Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing and Collection Sheet by Oakes Ames

Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer

Full ShadeCool ColdWinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name The Barva Volcano Pleurothallis [A Volcano in Costa Rica]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Heridia province of Costa Rica and Chiriqui province of Panama at elevatons of 1600 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with a slender, erect, ramicaul enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, slender, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, congested, fascile of successively single flowered inflorescence with thin, tubular, imbricating, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

Characterized by the small, caespitose habit with short ramicuals and a fascile of pedicels borne near the tips of the leaves by slender peduncles. The flowers are medium in size for the genus and orange in color. The synsepal is broad with the sides revolute above the basal third. The apex of the oblique petals sia obtuse and shortly acute. The lip is thick witha pair of low calli on the convex surface. A rounded, gland-like structure is present above the broad, decurved, claw-like base." Luer 2006

Synonyms Sarcinula barbae (Schltr.) Luer 2006; Specklinia barbae (Schltr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 19: 104. Schltr. 1923;

The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946;

Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Specklinia barbae;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Madevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Sarcinula barbae

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Madevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Sarcinula barbae drawing fide;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia barbae photo fide

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