Pleurothallis fulgens Rchb.f. 1875 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Apodae-Caespitosae [Lindl.]Luer 1986

Plant and Flowers Photos by Daniel Jimenez

Deep shadeWarmCool

Common Name or Meaning The Shining Pleurothallis [Refers to the waxy flowers]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama on fallen trees and twigs at elevations of 950 to 2400 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with filiform, flexuous, glabrous ramicauls enveloped by 2 brown sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, ellipitc-oblong, subacute, cuneate below into the 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm] long, petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, lopnger than the leaf, 1.6 to 1.8" [4 to 4.5 cm] long, glabrous, single flowered inflorescence with oval-cucullate, apiculate floral bracts.

Synonyms Humboldtia fulgens (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis brenesii Schltr. 1923; Sarcinula fulgens (Rchb. f.) Luer 2006; Specklinia fulgens (Rchb.f.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 182. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as P brenesii; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Specklina fulgens; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Sarcinula fulgens drawing fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 5 Morales 2009 photo fide;

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

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