Pleurothallis trichophora Lindl.1858 SUBGENUS Antilla Luer 2000 Drawing by Hagen Stenzel and Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles

Common Name The Three Haired Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in central Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic in shady or partially open places in montane rainforests from 900 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growqing epiphyte with ascending to pendent ramicauls enveloped to 2/3's the length by 4, scarious, conduplicate, carinate sheaths and carrying a single, apicaal, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, acute, green to greyish green and slightly rough above, green beneath, acute base into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on 1 to 8, terminal, slightly pendent, to 8" [20 cm] long, successively 2 to 15 flowered inflorescence arising through a conduplicate sheath

Synonyms Antilla trichophora (Lindl.) Luer 2004; Humboltia trichophora (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; LATER EARLY Catologo Descriptivo de Las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1987; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles Hagen Stenzel 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 P>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------