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

TYPE Drawing by Donald Dod

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 Santiago-Rodriguez and Barahona provinces of the Dominican Republic at elevations of 500 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose 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, arising from near the apex of the ramicaul, distichous, loose, slender, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long including the .8" [2 cm] long peduncle, successively few flowered inflorescence with an oblique, acute, shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Characterized by a loose, successively few flowered raceme that surasses the small, narrowly elliptical, petiolate leaves. Although smooth to the naked eye the margins of the leaves are microscopically erose. The lateral sepals are connate nearly tot the tips. The petals are microscopically erose above the middle. The lip is oblong with the margins erect below the middle and finely ciliate. The disc is longitudinally bicallous." Luer 2006

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Moscosoa 3: 111 Dod 1984 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:257 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Specklinia curtisii;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Specklinia curtisii drawing fide;

Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia curtisii photo fide;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia curtisii photo fide

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