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

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Walter Schug

Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Part Shade Cool Cold Winter

Common Name The Speckled Pleurothallis

Flower Size .005" [1 mm]

Found in Cartago province of Costa Rica at elevations around 2000 meters as a miniature sized cool to cold growing, densely fasciculate-caespitose epiphyte with stout, ascending, terete ramicaul mostly 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 3 to 4, erect, arising from near the apex of the ramicaul through an annulus, .15 to .20" [3 to 4 mm] long, fascile of successive, single flowered inflorescence with a tubular, longer to shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Characterized by the densely fasciculated ramicauls, petiolate leaves about equally as long, a fascile of short, single flowered peduncles, papillose ovaries and fleshy, verrucose sepals connate two-thirds the length into a broadly cylindrical tube. The petals are broadly obovate and the lip is oblong with a longitudinal pair of calli that fit within the longitudianl wqings of the column." Luer 2007

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 ;

* Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26(3-4): 446 F. Lehm. & Kraenzl., 1899;

Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1925: 116 Kraenzl. 1925 as Pseudooctomeria lentignosa;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol 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 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Specklinia lentignosa;

Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis In Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia 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

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