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 The 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, caespitose 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, arising through a spathe with an annulus, terminal, filiform, flexuous, ascending to pendent, 2" [5 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence with less than half as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"Distinguished by the very small habit with an elongated, lax, flexuous, successively flowered raceme. The sepals are acute. The petals are irregularily lacerate. The lip is nearly as long as the sepals and is deeply pandurate with a very narrow isthnus between erect basal lobes and an ovate, concave apical lobe. The base is solidly united to the tip of the column foot." Luer 2006

Synonyms Andreettaea longilabris (Lindl.) A.Doucette First published in Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1):6 2022 ; Humboltia longilabris (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Muscarella longilabris (Lindl.) Luer 2006; Specklinia longilabris (Lindl.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 3, 1: 328 Lindley 1858;

Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 667 Kuntze 1891 as Humboltia longilabris;

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 Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Specklinia longilabris;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Muscarella longilabris

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Muscarella longilabris drawing fide;

Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014;

Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1):6 Doucette 2022 as Andreettaea longilabris

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