Pleurothallis lentiginosa F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899 SUBGENUS Pseudooctomeria [Krzl.] Luer 1986

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Walter Schug

Part Shade Warm toCool Winter

Common Name The Speckled Pleurothallis

Flower Size .005" [1 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 2000 meters as a miniature sized warm to cool growing epiphyte with stout, ascending, terete ramicaul enveloped by 4 to 5 imbricating, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a .15 to .20" [3 to 4 mm] long, fascile of successive, single flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul with a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Pseudoctomeria lentiginosa (F.Lehm. & Kraenzl.) Kraenzl. 1925; Specklinia lentiginosa (F.Lehm. & Kraenzl.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Specklinia lentignosa; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleuothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Pseudoctomeria lentignosa; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 5 Morales 2009 photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklnia lentignosa photo fide