Pleurothallis recula Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

Plant and Flowers Photos by Rollinkansas and The Orchid Forum Website

Type sheet Photo by Epidendra and their Epidendra Website

Full shade Hot Warm Spring Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Little Thing Pleurothallis

Flower Size .15" [3mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Napo Ecuador in forests at elevations around 350 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ellipticl-obovate, subacute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a filiform, .6 to .8" [15 to 20 mm] long, fascile of successive, single flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul and has imbricating floral bracts.

CAUTION These photos do not have enough column detail to make a positive ID so please use with caution

Synonyms Specklinia recula (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo not; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia recula; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Specklinia recula drawing fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo ok?;