Pleurothallis stillsonii Dod 1984 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Stillson's Pleurothallis [American Discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Haiti at elevations around 850 to 1150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by 2, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying overlapping, coriaceous, subcircular, obtuse to rounded, minutely ciliate denticulate margins, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, slender, .04" [1 mm] long peduncle, single to occasionally followed by a second, flowered inflorescence arising from a node near the base of the ramicaul with a tuublar floral bract.

Synonyms Specklinia flosculifera (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 Drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia drewii; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014

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