Pleurothallis excentrica (Luer) Luer 2001 SUBGENUS Specklinia Drawing by Hagen Stenzel and Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles

Common Name The Odd Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in eastern Cuba humid and shady to open conditions, along waterways or foggy mountain crests in gallery forests or montane rainforests from 300 to 800 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 excentricum (Luer) Luer 2004; Octomeria excentrica Luer 1999

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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 excentrica; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2004 as Atopoglossum excentrica drawing fide; Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 as Apatoglossum excentricum photo

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