Pleurothallis quisqueyana Dod 1977 SUBGENUS Antilla Luer 2000 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Quisqueyana Pleurothallis [the indigenous name for the Dominican Republic]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in western Dominican Republic at elevations around 1800 to 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender ramicauls enveloped below the middle by 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect in relation to the ramicaul, coriaceous, minutely crenulate-denticulate margined, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring and fall on a pendent, loose, subflexuous, distichous, slender, 1.6 to 3.2" [4 to 8 cm] long including the .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long peduncle, successively few, flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 flowers open at a time, arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and has an oblique, dilated floral bract.

Synonyms Antilla quisqueyana (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 quisqueyana; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014