Pleurothallis leptantha Schltr. 1920 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Apodae-Caespitosae [Lindl.]Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Thin Slender Flowered Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia at elevations of 1200 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a lax, erect to arching, subdense, distichous to subsecund, 2" [5 cm] long including the .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, successively few flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul.

Synonyms Sarcinula leptantha (Schltr.) Luer 2006; Specklinia leptantha (Schltr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia leptantha; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Sarcinula leptantha drawing fide;

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