Pleurothallis longilabris Lindl. 1858 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986 Drawing by Hagen Stenzel and Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles

Common Name Lhe Long Lipped Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in the Sierra de Nipe in eastern Cuba in humid and shady places in mesophyllous evergreen rainforests and montane rainforests from 500 to 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with very short ramicauls enveloped by 4, scarious, conduplicate, acute sheaths and carrying a single, apical, ereect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, acute to shortly apiculate, glabrous, narrowly attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a glabrous, terminal, filiform, flexuous, ascending to pendent, 2" [5 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe with an annulus.

Synonyms Humboltia longilabris (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Muscarella longilabris (Lindl.) Luer 2006; Specklinia longilabris (Lindl.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Catologo Descriptivo de Las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1987; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 drawing good; Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles Hagen Stenzel 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia longilabris; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Muscarella longilabris drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014

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