Pleurothallis ciliifera Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name or Meaning The Cilia Carrying Pleurothallis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in the Dominican Republic in woods at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender erect ramicauls enveloped by 12 to 2 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, margins minutely denticulate, cuneate below into the slender petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall, winter and summer on a fascile arising on a short, peduncle arising from near the middle of the ramicaul, single flowered inflorescence with thin, imbricating floral bracts and carrying greeny white flowers with a purple lip.

Synonyms Specklinia ciliifera (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVIII Luer 2005 as Specklinia cilifera Drawing fide