Pleurothallis obliquipetala Acuña & C.Schweinf. 1938 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986 Photo by Hagen Stenzel Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae)in the Greater Antilles Website

Full ShadeWarm to Hot Spring to EARLYSummer

Common Name The Oblique-Petaled Pleurothallis

Flower Size .1" [3mm]

Found in Cuba on the base of tree trunks or on rocks; prefers shady and humid places in montane rainforests and cloud forests from 1100 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2, thin, tubular, sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute to subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, capillary, .1 to .15" [2 to 3 mm] long, single flowered followed by a second flower inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul.

Synonyms Specklinia obliquipetala (Acuña & C.Schweinf.) Luer 2004; Trichosalpinx acunae Luer 1983; Verapazia obliquipetala (Acuña & C.Schweinf.) Chiron & Szlach. 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Catologo Descriptivo de Las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1987; 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 obliquipetala; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Specklinia obliquipetala drawing ok; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014