Phloeophila oricola (H.Stenzel) Luer 2006 Drawing by Hagen Stenzel and Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles

Common Name The Coast Dwelling Phloeophila

Flower Size .1" [2 mm]

Found in western Cuba in mesophyllous evergreen rainforests at lower elevations as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with very short ramicauls enveloped by 2 scarious, hyaline sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaaceous, elliptic to slightly oblanceolate, prostrate, acute, shortly mucronate to apiculate, green to greyish green, shortly attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on 2, .1" [2 mm] long, terminal, single flowered inflorescence witha basal ovate bract.

Synonyms Pleurothallis oricola H.Stenzel 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles Hagen Stenzel 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2004 as Phloeophila oricola drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 as Pleurothallis oricola drawing fide

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