Pleurothallis spiloporphyrea Dod 1978 SUBGENUS Tridelta Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Purple Spotted Pleurothallis [refers to the flower]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Dominican Republic at elevations of 1300 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, denticulate-erose margins, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a .04 to .2" [1 to 5 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul and has an oblique, acute floral bract.

Synonyms Acianthera neibana (Dod) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Cryptophoranthus aurantiacus Dod 1976; Pleurothallis neibana Dod 1984; Specklinia spiloporphyrea (Dod) Luer 2004; Tridelta aurantiaca (Dod) Luer 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 as P neibana; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia spiloporphyrea ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Tridelta aurantiaca drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide

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