Pleurothallis prostrata Lindl. 1858 SUBGENUS Antilla Luer 2000 Drawing by Hagen Stenzel and Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles

LATER EARLY

Common Name The Prostrate Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in eastern Cuba in humid and shady places in gallery forests and montane rainforests from 600 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with elongate, straight ramicauls enveloped completely by 3, conduplicate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, acute, tridentate, acute to cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms later spring and earlier summer on 1 to 3, terminal, pendent, .8" to 2.8" [2 to 7 cm] long, flexuous, successively 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence arising through a conduplicate, acute sheath

Synonyms Antilla prostrata (Lindl.) Luer 2004; Humboltia prostrata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Catologo Descriptivo de Las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1987; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles Hagen Stenzel 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Antilla prostrata; Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 as Atopoglossum prostratum photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 as Apatoglossum prostratumdrawing fide

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