Pleurothallis wrightii Rchb.f. 1865 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

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Drawing

Drawing by Hagen Stenzel and Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles

Common Name Wright's Pleurothallis [American Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size .1" [2 mm]

Found in Guantanamao province of eastern Cuba in humid and shady places in montane rainforests, mesophyllous evergreen rainforests, gallery forests and charrascales from 300 to 900 meters as a hot to warm growing, subrepent epiphyte with very short, ascending ramicauls enveloped completely by 3, membraneous, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, ellipticto obovate to suborbicular, obtuse to rounded, minutely tridentate, green to greenish purple, shortly attenuate into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on 1 to 3, arising through a tubular sheath with an annulus, terminal, capilar, erect, glabrous, .1 to .15" [2 to 3 mm] long, generally single flowered inflorescence with infundibular, acute, as long as the pedicel floral bract.

"Similar to P lichenicola but it is distinguished by the more or less thickened apices of the light yellow sepals and purple labellum. The apex of the labellum is not contracted and thickened as in P wrightii." Ackerman 2014

Synonyms Pleurothallis richteri H.Dietr.1984; Specklinia wrightii (Rchb.f.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Flora 48: 276 Rchb.f 1865;

Orchidee (Hamburg) 35: 223 H Dietr. 1984 as P richteri

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 XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Specklinia wrightii;

Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 as Specklinia wrightii photo fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Specklinia wrightii ;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Specklinia wrightii drawing fide;

Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia wrightii photo fide

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