Pleurothallis polygonoides Griseb. 1864 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986 Photo by S Manning and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Flower? Photo by Wiel Driessen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Many-Angled Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found from Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, Surinam, Fr Guiana, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 100 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with suberect, stout ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, suberect, coriaceous, elliptical, subsessile, subacute to rounded apically, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, lax, .1 to .2" [2 to 5mm] long, successively single to 2 flowered, racemose inflorescence artising from a node below the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Anathallis polygonoides (Griseb.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Humboltia polygonoides (Griseb.) Kuntze 1891; Panmorphia polygonoides (Griseb.) Luer 2006; Specklinia polygonoides (Griseb.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 2 Foldats 1970 drawing good; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing good; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol III Luer 1986; Native Orchids of the Eastern Carribean Kenny 1988 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XVIII Luer 1999; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Orchids of Bolivia Vasquez & Ibisch Vol 1 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia polygonoides; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia polygonoides drawing good