Pleurothallis oblongifolia Lindl. 1837 SUBGENUS Dracontia SECTION Dracontia Luer 1986

Photo by Mikael Karlbom and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Oblong Leafed Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cuba, Dominican Republic and Jamaica in wet montane forests at elevations of 900 to 2000 meters, as small sized, warm to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on an erect, arising laterally from near the apex of the ramicaul through a conspicuous, foliaceous spathe subdense, secund, 4 to 10.4" [10 to 26 cm] long including the 2 to 4.8" [5 to 12 cm] longf peduncle simultaneously several to many flowered inflorescence and has an inflated, shorter to as long as the pedicel floral bract.

"Very closely allied to P cobanensis but distinguished by the smaller habit and flowers, glabrous sepals and minor differences in the labellum." Luer 1998

Synonyms Dendrobium racemiflorum (Sw.) Sw. 1799; Dracontia oblongifolia (Lindl.) Luer 2004; Epidendrum racemiflorum Sw. 1788; Pleurothallis multirostris Rchb.f. 1876; Pleurothallis racemiflora (Sw.) Lindl. ex Hook. 1824; Pleurothallis tricostata Cogn. 1912; Rhynchopera oblongifolia (Lindl.) Luer 2007; Stelis multirostris (Rchb.f.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase, 2002; Stelis oblongifolia (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Prodr. 125. Sw. 1788 as Epidendrum racemiflora;

Nova Acta Regiae Soc. Sci. Upsal., ser. 2, 6: 83 Swartz 1799 as Dendrobium racemiflorum;

Exot. Fl. 2: t. 123 Lindley ex hook 1824 as P racemiflora;

* Companion Bot. Mag. 2: 355 Lindley 1837;

Linnaea 41: 49 Rchb.f 1876 as P multirostris;

Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 as P racemiflora;

Symb. Antill. 7: 175 Cogniaux 1912 as P tricostata;

Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 as P racemiflora;

Catologo Descriptivo de Las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1987 as P racemiflora;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Orchids of Jamaica Gloudon & Tobisch 1995;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998 drawing fide;

Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:265 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Stelis oblongifolia;

Lindleyana 17: 100 Pridgeon & M W Chase 2002 as Stelis multirostris;

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 Dracontia oblongifolia;

Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 as Dracontia oblongifolia photo fide;

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007as Rhynchopera oblongifolia;

Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide

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