Pleurothallis striata H.Focke 1851 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Apodae-Caespitosae [Lindl.]Luer 1986 Drawing by Cogniaux and Wikimedia Website

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Common Name The Striped Pleurothallis

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Found in Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Fr Guiana, Surinam and Ecuador in lowland forests at elevations of sea level to 100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-obovate, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms at moist any time of the year on a capillary, 1.2 to 1.8" [ 3 to 4.5 cm] long, congested, racemose, successively single flowered inflorescence arising from the ramicaul with imbricating, thin, tubular, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Humboltia striata (H.Focke) Kuntze 1891; Sarcinula striata (H.Focke) Luer 2006; Specklinia striata (H.Focke) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia striata; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Sarcinula striata drawing