Pleurothallis mucronata Lindl. ex Cogn. 1909 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986

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Drawing by Hagen Stenzel and Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles

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Common Name The Mucronate Pleurothallis [ends abruptly in a point]

Flower Size .1" [2 mm]

Found in eastern Cuba in humid and shady to partially open conditions, usually along rivulets in gallery forests or rarely in montane rainforests from 500 to 800 meters as a warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with densely clustered, very short ramicauls enveloped by 3, membraneous, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, yeloowish green, glabrous above, green and glabrous beneath, elliptic to suborbicular, obtuse to shortly apiculate, shortly attenuate into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring through summer on a terminal, arising through an annulus and an ovate sheath, provided with various bracts, erect, filiform, red, glabrous, to 2" [5 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Distinguished by the very small habit with broadly elliptical, obtuse leaves with minutely denticulate edges and an elongated, lax, successively few flowered raceme. The sepals are slightly acuminate. The petals are obovate and subacute. The lip is shallowly channeled medially and deeply lobed below the middle, the lobes being proportionally large, unicinate and antrorse." Luer 2006

Synonyms Andreettaea mucronata (Lindl. ex Cogn.) A.Doucette First published in Internet Orchid Sp. Photo Encycl. Nomencl. Notes 8(1): 6 (2022; Muscarella mucronata (Lindl. ex Cogn.) Karremans 2016; Specklinia mucronata (Lindl. ex Cogn.) Luer 2006; Verapazia mucronata (Lindl. ex Cogn.) Chiron & Szlach. 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* I.Urban, Symb. Antill. 6: 424 Lindley 1909;

Catologo Descriptivo de Las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1987;

Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000;

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 mucronata;

Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 as Specklinia mucronata drawing fide;

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

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

Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014;

Phytotaxa 272: 30 Karremans 2016 as Muscarella mucronata;

Richardiana, N.S. 2: 167 Chiron & Szlach 2018 as Verapazia mucronata;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Muscarella mucronata photo fide;

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

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