Pleurothallis brighamii S. Watson 1888 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Apodae-Caespitosae [Lindl.]Luer 1986 Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Another View of Flower

Plant and Inflorescence Photo by Prem Subrahmanyam

Another Flower? Photo by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name Brigham's Pleurothallis

Flower Size to about 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador as a miniature, caespitose, hot to warm growing, epiphytic species found in lower rain forests at elevations of 300 to 800 meters with stems carrying a single, apical, oblanceolate to elliptic-oblong, obtuse or acute, coriaceous, bright lustrous green, obtuse, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms successively on a apical, short to 3" [7.5 cm], single flowered inflorescence that is close to the length of the leaf, mostly in the summer.

Synonyms Sarcinula brighamii (S. Watson) Luer 2006; Specklinia brighamii (S.Watson) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 23(2): 285-286. 1888; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1952 drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles Hagen Stenzel 2004 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1085 Dodson 1984 drawing fide to the first photo; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986 as Pleurothallis acrisepala; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986 as Pleurothallis periodica; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 as P cf brighamii; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Specklinia brighamii; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXV Luer 2003; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez Lopez & Dressler 2005 as Specklinia brighamii; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Sarcinula brighamii drawing fide; Algunas Orquideas De Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2012 as Specklinia brighamii photo fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 as Specklinia brighamii photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014

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