Pleurothallis pendens Dod 1977 SUBGENUS Antilla Luer 2000Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name or Meaning The Pendent Pleurothallis [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in the Dominican Republic at elevations around 1650 to 1950 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a slender, more or less held horizontally ramicaul enveloped below the middle by 2 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect in relation to the ramicaul, coriaceous, margin minutely crenulate-denticulate, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter and early spring on a pendent, distichous, non-flexuous, 3.2 to 6" [8 to 15 cm] long including the slender 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long peduncle, distantly and successively several flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and has an oblique, dilated, acute floral bract.

Synonyms Antilla pendens (Dod) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Antilla pendens; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014