Pleurothallis delicatula Lindl. 1859 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Minutely Delicate Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Jamaica at elevations around 190 to 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 2, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, filiform, elongating, flexible, flexuous, to 4" [to 10 cm] long including the .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 mm] long peduncle, lax, successively many flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul .

Synonyms Humboltia delicatula (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Muscarella delicatula (Lindl.) Luer 2006; Specklinia delicatula (Lindl.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 drawing no; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia delicatula ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Muscarella delicatula drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014

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