Pleurothallis ekmanii Schltr. 1923 SUBGENUS Specklinia Drawing by Hagen Stenzel and Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles

Common Name Ekman's Pleurothallis [Swedish Botanist in Dominican Republic 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in eastern Cuba on banks of rivulets or foggy mountain crests, in charrascales or gallery forests from 600 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped completely by 2 scarious, infundibuliform, conduplite, acute sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, obovate to spathulate to broadly elliptic, flat to folded, grey green to green above, green beneath, obtuse to acute to subacumiante, tridentate, narrow to shortly attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a pendent to erect, 1.2 to 2.8" [3 to 7 cm] long, 2 to few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Atopoglossum ekmanii (Schltr.) Luer 2004; Pleurothallis bovilabia C.Schweinf. 1946

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 Atopoglossum ekmanii; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2005 as Atopoglossum ekmanii drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 as Atopoglossum ekmanii drawing fide

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