Pleurothallis dolichopus Schlechter 1912 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Acuminatae Lindley 1859 Photo by Daniel Jimenez and his Costa Rica Orchid Website

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Common Name The Long Column Foot Pleurothallis

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations around 1300 to 1600 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with glabrous, terete ramicauls enveloped completely by several tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, elliptical, apically tridentate, obtuse to round, gradually narrows below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall from an annulus with to 6, fasciculate, racemose, to 10" [25 cm] long, several to many [10 to 15] flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Anathallis dolichopus (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Pleurothallis dolichopus var. bradeorum Schltr. 1923; Specklinia dolichopus (Schltr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 106. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 186. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1952; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; Las Orquideas de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1095 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Anathallis dolichopus; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia dolichopus; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 as Anathalis dolichopus photo fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 5 Morales 2009 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 as Anathallis dolichopusphoto fide

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