Pleurothallis papulifolia Luer 1999 SUBGENUS Acianthera Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Papulose Leaved Pleurothallis

Flower Size .1" [2 mm]

Found in Cuba in open and humid places like the banks of rivulets in gallery forests, charrascales and pine-forests from 100 to 700 meters as a nini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphtye with erect to ascending ramicauls enveoped completely by 3, infundibuliform, conduplicate, acute sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erct, coriaceous, oblanceolate to obovate to spathulate, rounded to retuse, verrucate above, glabrous and carinate below, attenuate intothe petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring, on 1 to 3, terminal, ascending, glabrous or with minute warts, 1/4 to 2" [.8 to 5 cm] long, slightly flexuous, successively 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence arising through an ovate sheath

Synonyms Acianthera papulifolia (Luer) Luer 2004

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 XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Acianthera papulifolia

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