Pleurothallis pantasmi Rchb.f.1855 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Sicariae SUBSECTION Sicariae Luer 1986

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Photos by Franco Pupulpin

Common Name The Mt. Pantasmo Pleurothallis [A Mountain in northern Nicaragua]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Ecuador at elevations of 100 to 1500 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect, sharply three winged, gradually broader towards the leaf ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3 thin, tubualr sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, sessile base with the margins continuous with the wings of the ramicaul that blooms in the winter on a congested, .4" [1 cm] long, simultaneously 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Acianthera pantasmi (Rchb.f.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Humboldtia pantasmi (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis cingens Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; *Bonplandia 3:224. Rchb.f 1855; Rev. Gen. Pl. 2:668.1891 as Humboldtia pantasmi; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 24. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Icones Planetraum Tropicarum Plate 1118 Hamer 1984 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera pantasmi; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 as Acianthera pantasmi photo fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 2 Morales 2009 photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera pantasmi photo fide