Pleurothallis jamaicensis Rolfe 1909 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Photo by Ron Parsons

Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Jamaican Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Jamaica without locality as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, close, ribbed tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse to subacute, minutely erose margins, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a subcongested,,arising at the apex of the ramicaul, pendent, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long including the .2" [5 mm] long peduncle, successively 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with an acute, somewhat shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Related to P brevipes but the minutely erose-undulate margins of the leaves, the shorter than the leaf ramicaul, the narrwowly acute, fleshy sepals are finely pubescent within and shortly connate basally, The petals are narrowly acute, ciliate below the middle and thickened above. The lip is spathulate with the apical third thick, broadly rounded and flat. The margins below the middle are thin and long ciliate. A thick, longitudinal callus extends from the delicately bilobulate base to the apical throat." Luer 2006

Similar species include P sanchezii, P rabei, P dalesandroi, P burzlaffiana and P lewisii

Synonyms Anathallis jamaicensis (Rolfe) Luer 2009; Panmorphia jamaicensis (Rolfe) Luer 2006; Specklinia jamaicensis (Rolfe) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* J. Bot. 47: 122 Rolfe1909;

Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Specklinia jamacensis;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia jamacensis

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia jamacensis drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Lepanthes of Jamaica Systematics of Stelis of Ecuador 4 Luer 2009 as Anathallis jamaicensis;

Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Anathallis aff jamaicensis photo fide

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