Pleurothallis mucronata Lindl. ex Cogn. 1909

SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986 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 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, erect, filiform, red, glabrous, to 2" [5 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence arising through an annulus and an ovate sheath and has various bracts.

Synonyms Specklinia mucronata (Lindl. ex Cogn.) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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 Luer 2004 as Specklinia mucronata; Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 as Specklinia mucronata drawing fide Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Specklinia mucronata drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014

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