Pleurothallis compressicaulis Dod 1984 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Sicariae SUBSECTION Sicariae Luer 1986

Photo by Eladio Fernandez ,

Common Name The Compressed Stem Pleurothallis

Flower Size .1" [2mm]

Found in Haiti and the Dominican Republic as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphtye with compressed-alate, erect ascendent ramicauls enveloped by 2 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, fleshy, obovate to elliptic, emarginate, tridenticulate leaf that blooms in the winter on to 3, flexous, distichously to 8 flowered, racemose inflorescence arising through a spathe.

Synonyms Acianthera compressicaulis (Dod) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol III Luer 1986; Orchidaceae Antillinae Nir 2000; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera compressicaulis photo fide