Pleurothallopsis reichenbachiana (Endres ex Rchb.f.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

Plant and Flower

Photo by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

TYPE Drawing of Restrepiopsis carnosa

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Reichenbach's Pleurothallopsis [German Taxomonist 1800's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Nicaragua and Costa Rica at elevations of 100 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose, tubular, hirsute, ribbed sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a fascile of 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramuicaul with a bract below the middle.

"The ramicauls, enclosed by the pubescent sheaths, are shorter than the leaves, the peduncles are much longer than the leaves, the lateral sepals are connate into a synsepal and the four pollina are discoid without caudicles." Luer 1991

Synonyms Barbosella reichenbachiana (Endres ex Rchb.f.) Schltr.1923; Pleurothallis cruciformis Ames, F.T.Hubb. & C.Schweinf. 1934; *Restrepia reichenbachiana Endres ex Rchb.f. 1875; Restrepiopsis reichenbachiana (Endres ex Rchb.f.) Luer 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1878 as Restrepia reichenbachiana drawing fide; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 26. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Barbosella reichenbachiana; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 202. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Bot. Mus. Leafl. 3: 39. 1934 as Pleurothallis reichenbachianus; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1001 Hamer & Dodson 1982 as Barbosella reichenbachiana drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol I Luer 1986; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Barbosella reichenbachiana drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum VIII Systematics of Lepanthospsis, Octomeria subgenus Pleurothallopsis, Restrepiella, Salpistele and Teagueia Luer 1991 as Restrepiopsis powersii drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42-43 pg 2624 - 2756 Brieger 2001 as Restrepiopsis reichenbachianus; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Restrepiopsis reichenbachianus; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide