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

Photo by Tomas Bajza and The Tarzane Group Inc

Another Flower?

Plant and Flowers?

Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Common Name The Glanded Pleurothallis

Flower Size to 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of sealevel to 1500 meters in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana and Venezuela in disturbed evergreen forests and on riverbanks and has 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; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia glandulosa photo fide