Pleurothallis hamata Rolfe 1916 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Tripteranthae Luer 1986 Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Another Flower? Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

Common Name The Hook Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica

CAUTION!!!! Often cited as a synonym of P tripteratha, I have left it separate for further study. Neither of these photos are even close to P tripterantha so if one of them is truely P hamata then it is not a synonym of P tripterantha. The second photo is of an orchid in the SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae and most likely is incorrectly labeled. Most likely neither photo is truely P hamata.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;