Pleurothallis simmleriana Rendle 1900 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Apodae-Caespitosae [Lindl.]Luer 1986 Photos by Daniel Jimenez

Full Shade Hot WarmWinterSpringSummer Fall

Common Name Simmler's Pleurothallis [Orchid Enthusiast early 1900's]

Flower Size .36" [9 mm]

Found in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia at elevations of 20 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubualr sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute to subacute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the at most any time of the year on a fascile of congested, slender, 1.6 to 2.4" [4 to 6 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with thin, imbricating floral bracts.

Synonyms Pleurothallis periodica Ames 1924; Sarcinula simmleriana (Rendle) Luer 2006; Specklinia periodica (Ames) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia simmleriana (Rendle) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia simmerliana; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Sarcinula simmerliana drawing fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 5 Morales 2009 photo not;