Pleurothallis formondii Dod 1984 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Formond's Pleurothallis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Massif de la Hotte Haiti at elevations around 2000 meters meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheathsand 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 floral bract.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1984; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2004 as Specklinia formondii; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014

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