Pleurothallis punctulata Rolfe 1888 SUBGENUS Talipinaria [Karst] Luer 1986 Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

Common Name The Dotted Pleurothallis

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia and Venezuela at elevations of 2475 to 2550 meters as a small sized, cold growing, epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and another below the middle and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, blue-green glaucous below, elliptical-obovate, subacute t oobtuse, rounded or broadly cuneate below in to the contracted, twisted petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, successively single flowered fascile arising from near the apex of the ramicaul through foliacous spathe and carrying thin, tubular floral bracts.

Synonyms Humboldtia punctulata (Rolfe) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia punctulata (Rolfe) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis magnispatha Foldats 1968; Talpinaria punctulata (Rolfe) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 as P magnispatha drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 16 No 1 1983; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Luer 1998 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Talpinaria punctulata; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 1 2009 photo