Pleurothallis bissei Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Tomentosae Drawing by Hagen Stenzel and Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles

Common Name Bisse's Pleurothallis [Original Collector of species current]

Flower Size .05" [1 mm]

Found in Cuba in gallery forests open places like the banks of rivulets on serpentine rocks at elevations of 700 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm growing lithophyte with erect to ascending ramicauls enveloped by 3, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, naroowly elliptic, acute to subobtuse, often tridentate, yellowish green and uneven above, dark green and glabrous beneath, minutely serrate margin, cuneatte below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on to 2, terminal, ascending, .15" [4mm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising through a conduplicate spathe

Closely allied with P hirsutula from Jamaica but this one is much smaller in stature and has much more orbicular leaves and the inflorescence is almost as long as the leaf.

Synonyms Acianthera bissei (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Acianthera bissei; Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles Hagen Stenzel 2004 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014

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