Pleurothallis grisebachiana Cogn. 1909 Drawing by Hagen Stenzel and Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles

EARLY

Common Name Grisebach's Pleurothallis [German Botanist and Collector in West Indies 1800's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cuba and the Dominican Republic shady and humid conditions in vegetation of the mogotes, gallery forests, montane rainforests, mesophyllous evergreen rainforests and secondary forests (cupeyales) from 300 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with very short, erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, slightly thickened, narrowly spathulate, obtuse, minutely tridentate, glabrous; margin entire or slightly erose in the upper part, base narrowly attenuate to the base leaf that blooms in the fall and early winter on a a terminal, racemose, ascending, solitary, .2 to .6" [0,5-1,5 cm] long, 2-5(-10) flowered inflorescence subtended at the base by an ovate sheath of 0,5 mm in length; and arising through an annulus

Synonyms Pleurothallis blepharoglossa Luer 1999; Specklinia blepharoglossa (Luer) Luer 2004; Specklinia grisebachiana (Cogn.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Catologo Descriptivo de Las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1987; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles Hagen Stenzel 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia grisebachiana; Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 as Specklinia grisebachiana photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Specklinia blepharoglossa drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Specklinia grisebachiana drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014

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