Pleurothallis blancoi Pupulin 2000 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Tribulodes Luer 1986

Photo by Daniel Jimenez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full shade Hot Summer

Common Name Blanco's Pleurothallis [Costa Rican Botanist at the University of Florida Current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southern Mexico and Costa Rica in rainforests and lower montane forests at elevation of 300 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with very short, terete stems with an annulus enveloped by loose, scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, arcuate, narrowly linear-oblanceolate, obtuse, notched, veryu fleshy, basally long attenuate into a canaliculate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a fascile of single flowers with funnel-shaped, truncate, apiculate, membraneous-papery floral bracts

Synonyms Specklinia blancoi (Pupulin) Soto Arenas & Solano 2002 publ. 2003; Tribulago blancoi (Pupulin) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Caesiana 15: 1-4, f. 1-2. Pupulin 2000 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 plate 669 Hagsater & Soto 2002 as Specklinia blancoi drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Tribulago blancoi drawing fide; drawing fide Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 5 Morales 2009 photo fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 as Specklinia blancoi photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Specklinia blancoi; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklnia blancoi photo fide