Pleurothallis dodii Garay 1969 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

Front View of flower Photos by Wiel Driessen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name Dod's Pleurothallis [American missionary and orchid enthusiast in Hispanola died 2008]

Flower Size .08 " [2 mm]

Found in the Dominican Republic at elevations of 900 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, purple, coriaceous, minutely denticulate, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on an erect, .08" [2 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from near the base of the ramiucal within the basal sheaths and has an infundibular floral bract.

Synonyms Pleurothallis cryptantha Cogn. 1912; Specklinia dodii (Garay) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia dodii; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Specklinia dodii drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014

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