Pleurothallis spiculifera Lindl. 1859 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

Another Angle

Plant in situ French Guiana Photos by © Pako and the lachaussetterouge.orchidees.over-blog.com Website

Another Angle Photo by © Pako and the Orchidées de Guyane Website

Drawing Drawing by © Cogniaux

Deep shade Hot LATEwinterspring

Common Name The Point Carrying Pleurothallis

Flower Size .15" [3 mm]

Found in Venezuela, French Guiana, Guyana, Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil in rain forests in dense carpet-like masses on tree trunks and branches at elevations around 100 to 200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte with repent, thick, sulcate, purplish green to medium green, narrowly elliptic, acute, tridenticulate leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, terete, filiform, green to reddish green, 1.2" [3 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence with several distant acuminate bracts and a fairly prominent floral bract

Synonyms Anathallis spiculifera (Lindl.) Luer 2009; Humboltia acutissima (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia spiculifera (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis acutissima Lindl. 1859; Pleurothallis sertularioides var. trinitensis Griseb. 1864; Pleurothallis trinitensis (Griseb.) Carnevali & G.A.Romero 2000; Specklinia spiculifera (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Parte 2 Foldats 1970; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as P acutissima drawing hmm; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III. Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986; Native Orchids of the Eastern Carribean Kenny 1988 as P acutissima photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as P trinitensis drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 as P trinitensis drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Specklinia spiculifera drawing good; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo ok;

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