Pleurothallis brighamella Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Apodae-Caespitosae [Lindl.]Luer 1986

Leaves and Flowers Photos by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shade Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Brigham-Like Pleurothallis [Refers to its being similar to P brighamii}

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Western Panama without collection data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls carrying a single, apical, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below to the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, slender, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, congested, fascile of successive single flowered inflorescence with thin, tubular, imbricating, acuminate floral bracts.

Very similar to Pleurothallis brighamii but differs in the smaller plant, smaller red flecked sepals and a column without a calli.

Synonyms Pleurothallis brighamella Luer 2000; Sarcinula brighamella (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia brighamella (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 21 #3 2000 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Specklina brighamella; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Sarcinula brighamella drawing fide