Pleurothallis curtisii Dod 1984 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

Plant and Flowers photos by Mikael Karlbom and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name Curtis' Pleurothallis [American Botanist and Original Collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Haiti and the the Dominican Republic at elevations of 500 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 thin, tubualr sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute to obtuse, margins microscopically erose, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, distichous, loose, slender, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul and has an oblique, acute floral bract.

Synonyms Specklinia curtisii (Dod) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Specklinia curtisii drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014

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