Pleurothallis denticulata Cogn. 1909 SUBGENUS Acianthera Drawing by Hagen Stenzel and Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles

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Common Name The Toothed Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cuba in Barill forests at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte low to the ground in humid, deep shade with a straight, ascending to pendent ramicauls enveloped by 2, scarious, conduplicate, carinate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate to narrowly elliptic, distinctly carinateacute, tridentate, green, slightly rough above and glabrous beneath, denticualte margins, revolute, shortly attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on 1 to 10, terminal, 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long, racmose, successively 2 to 10 flowered inflorescence arising through an acute, ovate spathe and a bract above

Synonyms Specklinia denticulata (Cogn.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Catologo Descriptivo de Las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1987; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles Hagen Stenzel 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia denticulata; Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 as Specklinia denticulata photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014

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