Pleurothallis lanceola (Sw.) Spreng. 1826 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

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Photos by Egon Krogsgaard

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Photo by Arturo Carillo

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Deep shadeWarmCool FallWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Brick-Red Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Jamaica, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Colombia at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, acute to obscurely tridenticulate, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a single, filiform, 1 to 1.12" [2.5 to 2.8 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Dendrobium lanceola (Sw.) Sw. 1799; *Epidendrum lanceola Sw.1788; Humboldtia lanceola (Sw.) Kuntze 1891; Humboldtia lateritia (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis lateritia Rchb.f. 1872; Pleurothallis sclarea Rchb.f. 1876; Specklinia lanceola (Sw.) Lindl. 1830; Specklinia lateritia (Rchb.f.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia sclarea (Rchb.f.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 10 1957; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986; Orchids of Jamaica Gloudon & Tobisch 1995 photo ok; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Specklinia lanceola; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Specklinia laterita; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 7 2005 photo fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez Lopez & Dressler 2005 as Specklinia laterita; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Specklinia lanceola drawing ok; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 as P sclarea drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 10 Plate 672 Hagsater & Soto 2008 as Specklinia lateritia drawing; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Specklinia lanceola photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia lanceola photo fide