Pleurothallis glandulosa Ames 1923 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Apodae-Caespitosae [Lindl.]Luer 1986

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Common Name The Glanded Pleurothallis

Flower Size to 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana and Venezuela in disturbed evergreen forests and on riverbanks as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of sealevel to 1500 meters with very short ramicauls enveloped basally by several scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, obovate, elliptic-oblong or oblanceolate, obtuse or retuse apically, purple underneath, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a threadlike, warty, to 2" [5 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered, filiform, fractiflex inflorescence that holds the flower even with the length of the leaves.

This species is part of the Pleurothallis glandulosa Group made up of P vittarifolia, P chontalensis, P alajuelensis and P gersonii

Synonyms Pleurothallis pertenuis C.Schweinf. 1935; Sarcinula glandulosa (Ames) Luer 2006; Specklinia glandulosa (Ames) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 26. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as P vittariifolia; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 198. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as P vittariifolia; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1952; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as P vittariifolia drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967 as P vittarifolia; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as P vittariifolia drawing ok; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing/photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1106 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986 as Pleurothallis vittariifolia; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 as P vittariifolia photo ok; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as P vittariifolia drawing ok; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Specklina glandulosa; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Specklinia vittariifolia; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 as P vittariifolia drawing; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Sarcinula glandulosa drawing good; Algunas Orquideas De Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2012 as Specklinia glandulosa photo good; Phytotaxa Vol 218 (2) Karremans and Pupulin 2015 as Specklinia glandulosa drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #1 2020 as Specklnia glandulosa photo fide; Diversity of Pleurothallidinae in Guatemala: An Endangered Orchid Subtribe with High Economic and Horticultural Potentials Edgar Mo Mo, Cetzal, Basu and Vega 2017 as Specklinia glandulosa photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Specklinia glandulosa; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia glandulosa photo fide