Pleurothallis cuspidata Luer 1977 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Photo by Linda & Michael Karlbom

Another Flower

Photo by Ecuagenera and their Orchid Website

Common Name The Large Leaf Pleurothallis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1500 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 2, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-obovate, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a 2" [5 cm] long, loose, flexuous, successively several flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul.

Synonyms Anathallis cuspidata (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Lankesteriana cuspidata (Luer) Karremans 2014; Panmorphia cuspidata (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia cuspidata (Luer) Luer, Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 95: 260 (2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Vol 3 Luer 1986; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia cuspidata; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia cuspidata drawing ok; Lankesteriana 12[3]: 327 Karremans 2014 as Lankestriana cuspidata; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #5 2015 as Lankesteriana cuspidata photo fide; Lankesteriana 19(1). 31 - 55 2019 as Lankesteriana cuspidata photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Lankestriana cuspidata photo fide; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as Lankersteriana cuspidata photo fide;