Pleurothallis formondii Dod 1984 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by Donald Dod

Common Name The Mt Formond Pleurothallis [Formond Mountain where the species was discovered]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found on the Massif de la Hotte in southwestern Haiti at elevations around 2000 meters meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, 1.6" [3 .5cm] long including the .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long peduncle erect, secund, lax, simultaneously 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul with a tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Characterized by the few flowered raceme about twice longer that the leaf. The leaves can be size variable. The sepals are acute, thickened near the apex and the laterals are connate to above the middle. The petals are spathulate and obtuse. Most distinguishing is the rounded minutely subverrucose callus that occupies the apex of the lip." Luer 2006

Synonyms Specklinia formondii (Dod) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Moscosoa 3: 116 Dod 1984 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000;

Lindleyana 16: 257 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Specklinia formondii;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Specklinia formondii

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Specklinia formondii drawing fide;

Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------