Pleurothallis citrina Schltr. 1920 - See Pleurothallis obovata (Lindl.) Lindl. 1842 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Acuminatae

Photo by Dalton Holland Batista

Common Name The Yellow Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in cold wet forests at elevations around 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base carrying an erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the indistinct subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a looses, subsecund, .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, simultaneously few flowered, racemose inflorescence arising through a spathe from an annulus below the apex of the ramicaul.

Luer feels this one is distinct from P obovata with which it is often allied but they differ in P citrina having 1 to 3 erect, distantly flowered racemose inflorescence that often reach beyond the middle of the leaf, P obovata on the other hand have disheveled, shorter, few flowered racmose inflorescence

Synonyms Anathallis citrina (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Pleurothallis angustilabia Hoehne & Schltr. 1926; Pleurothallis brachyantha Schltr. 1924; Pleurothallis guentheri Schltr. 1929; Pleurothallis stenoglossa Pabst 1956; Specklinia citrina (Schltr.) Luer 2004 ;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 2 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P renipetala drawing hmm; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 as P angustilabia drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as P angustilabia drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol 3 Luer 1986; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 279 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 as P guentheri drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XVIII. Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen. Pleurothallis sect. Pleurothallis, subsect. Longiracemosae, subsect. Macrophyllae-Racemosae, subsect. Perplexae, subgen. Pseudostelis, subgen. Acuminatia. Addenda to Dracula, Lepanthes, Masdevallia and Pleurothallis. Miscellaneous new species of Dryadella, Lepanthes and Pleurothallis. Luer 1999 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as P angustilabia drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Ibisch & Vasquez 2000 photo hmm/drawing good; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 743 Bennett & Christenson 2001 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia citrina; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Anathallis citrina photo fide