Pleurothallis mitchellii Dod 1984 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Mikael Karlbom and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name or Meaning Mitchell's Pleurothallis [American orchid enthusiast in Haiti]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in the Dominican Republic and Haiti at elevations around 950 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ellipitcal, subacute to obtuse, microscopically erose, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, distichous, .6" [1.5 cm] long including the .2" [5 mm] long peduncle, loose, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul and has an oblique acute floral bract.

Synonyms Anathallis mitchellii (Dod) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia mitchellii (Dod) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia mitchelii; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Specklinia mitchelii drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia mitchelii photo fide