Pleurothallis odontotepala Rchb.f. 1865 SUBGENUS Acianthera Drawing by Hagen Stenzel and Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles

Common Name The Toothed Tepals Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cuba, Dominican Republic and Jamaica in shady and humid places in montane rainforests from 600 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect to ascending , laterally compressed ramicauls enveloped by 3, tubular, conduplicate sheaths to below the middle and carrying a single, apcial, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate to elliptic, acute, tridentate, glabrous, carinate, entire, slughtly revolute, shortly attenuate to obtuse into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to 4, terminal, ascending to prostrate, glabrous, .15 to .25" [3 to 8 mm] long, successively to subsimultaneoulsy opening, 2 to 7 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe and a conduplicate, acute sheath

Synonyms Acianthera odontotepala (Rchb.f.) Luer 2004; Pleurothallis brachypetala Griseb. 1866

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 as P brachypetala drawing fide; Catologo Descriptivo de Las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1987; Catologo Descriptivo de Las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1987 as P brachypetala; 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 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Acianthera odontopetala; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide

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