Pleurothallis minuta Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986Specimen by Ames & Schweinfurth and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Common Name The Small Pleurothallis

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 ribbed, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical to obovate, obtuse, cuneate below into an ill-defined petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, lax, .6 to .68" [1.5 to 1.7 cm] long, simultaneously 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul,

Synonyms Specklinia minuta (Ames & C. Schweinf.) Luer 2004.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Schedul. Orchid. 10: 30. 1930 Ames & Schweinfurth; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia minuta; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Specklinia minuta drawing fide