Pleurothallis casualis Ames 1925 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Drawing by Ames and The Epidendra Website

Full shade CoolSpring Summer

Common Name or Meaning The By Chance Pleurothallis [obscure]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 1150 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect to suberect, filiform, .2 to .24" [5 to 6 mm] long, loose, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul.

Similar to P barbulata but differs in the short, lax raceme and contracted above glabrous petals instead of a fasciculate raceme

Synonyms Anathallis casualis (Ames) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Lankesteriana casualis (Ames) Karremans 2014; Panmorphia casualis (Ames) Luer 2006; Specklinia casualis (Ames) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Schedul. Orch. 9: 30-33, f. 5. 1925 Ames drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol III Luer 1986; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia casualis; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVIII Luer 2005 as Panmorphia casualis drawing fide; Lankesteriana 12[3]: 327 Karremans 2014 as Lankestriana casualis; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #5 2015 as Lankestriana casualis photo hmm; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Lankestriana casualis photo fide