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

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Plant and Inflorescence

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Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer

Drawing & TYPE Record

Drawing & Type Record by Oakes AMes

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Common Name Brigham's Pleurothallis

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

Found in Haiti, Guantanamo province of Cuba, Cockpit country of Jamaica, Chiapas state of Mexico, Belize, Alta Verapaz and Peten departments of Guatemala, El Salvador, Atlantida and Yoro departments of Honduras, Nicaragua, Puntarenas and San Jose provinces of Costa Rica, Bocas del Toro, Chiriqui, Panama provinces of Panama and Esmeraldas province of Ecuador in lower rain forests at elevations of 300 to 800 meters as a miniature sized, caespitose, hot to warm growing, caespitose epiphyte 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 mostly in the summer on a apical, short to 3" [7.5 cm], that is close to the length of the leaf, successively single flowered inflorescence with as long as to much shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Characterized by the tuft of small, narrowly obovate leaves and a fascile of pedicels held about as high as the leaves by a slender peduncle. The yellow to light brown synsepal is suffused with brown below the middle and expanded towards the bifid apex. The petals are oblique and obovate-spathulate with a dilated lower margin and the dark purple lip is oblong with obtuse marginal angles below the middle. A pair of thick, obtuse calli are present on the column foot." Luer 2006

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;

Selbyana 3: 68 Luer 1976;

Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1085 Dodson 1984 drawing fide to the first photo;

Moscosoa 4: 188 Dod 1986 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986 as Pleurothallis acrisepala;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986 as Pleurothallis periodica;

Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 as P cf brighamii;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:256 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Specklinia brighamii;

Harvard Bot. Pap. 5 #2: Carnevali etal. 2001;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXV Systematics of Masdevallia Part 5 Luer 2003;

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

Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles Hagen Stenzel 2004 drawing fide;

Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez Lopez & Dressler 2005 as Specklinia brighamii;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Sarcinula brighamii;

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

AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #1 2012 photo 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;

Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Specklinia brighamii;

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

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