Pleurothallis capillaris Lindl. 1835 SUBGENUS Arthrosia Luer 1986 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Full shade WarmCool LATEWinter Spring

Common Name The Hair-Like Pleurothallis

Flower Size small

Found in the Leeward Islands, the Windward Islands, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil at elevations of 800 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with approximate, erect, slender, angular triquetrous ramicauls with a single sheath in the middle and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, narrowly oblong to oblong-elliptic, acute, sessile and basally attenuate leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on a fascile of 2 to 3, filiform, to 2" [5 cm] long, distichously laxly several flowered racemose inflorescence subtended by a small compressed spathe.

Synonyms Acianthera capillaris (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Acianthera floribunda (Lindl.) F.Barros 2002; Acianthera longicaulis (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Acianthera sieberi (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Arthrosia capillaris (Lindl.) Campacci 2008; Arthrosia floribunda (Lindl.) Luer 2006; Arthrosia longicaulis (Lindl.) Campacci 2008; Humboldtia capillaris (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Humboldtia longicaulis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia longicaulis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis floribunda (Lindl.) Lindl. 1842; Pleurothallis longicaulis Lindl. 1842; Pleurothallis sieberi Luer 1986; Pleurothallis triquetra Schltr. 1913; Specklinia capillaris (Lindl.) Luer 2004; Specklinia floribunda Lindl. 1830; Specklinia longicaulis (Lindl.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 as P floribunda; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing not; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 as P sieberi; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera capillaris; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia capillaris; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Arthrosia floribunda; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 as P longicaulis drawing ok

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