Pleurothallis parvula Ames & C.Schweinf. 1925 SUBGENUS Antilla Luer 2000Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name or Meaning The Small Pleurothallis [refers to the habit of the plant]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Haiti, Dominican Republic and Cuba at elevations around 1200 to 1850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a slender ramicauls enveloped below the middle by 3, tubular sheaths the uppermost longest and carrying a single, apical, erect in relation to the ramicaul, coriaceous, margins minutely crenulate, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring and early summer on a loose, sub-flexuous, distichous, , 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long including the .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and has an oblique, dilated floral bract

Synonyms Antilla parvula (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Catologo Descriptivo de Las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1987; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Antilla parvula