Pleurothallis flosculifera Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Small Flowered Pleurothallis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in the Dominican Republic at elevations around 450 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 1 to 2, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a erect, slender, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, congested, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from near the middle of the ramicaul with a thin, imbricating floral bract.

Synonyms Specklinia flosculifera (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia drewii; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014

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