Pleurothallis acutiflora (Ruiz & Pav.) Mansf. ex C.Schweinf. 1959 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

Drawing by I Galvez

Deep shade

Common Name The Acute Flowered Pleurothallis

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Huanuco department of Peru on trees and rocks as a miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte or lithophte with a lax inflorescence, bilabiate flowes not completely spreading and the acute-subacuminate synsepal.

Similar to and may be the first available name for P picta which can be recognized within the complex by the narrowly acute to acuminate synsepal, and if so then this name would take precedence.

Synonyms *Humboltia acutiflora Ruiz & Pavon 1798; Specklinia acutiflora (Ruiz & Pav.) Pupulin 2012; Stelis acutiflora (Ruiz & Pav.) Willd. 1805

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Syst. Veg. Fl. Peruv. Chil.: 236 Ruiz & Pavon 1798 as Humboltia acutiflora;

Sp. Pl., ed. 4. 4: 139 Willd. 1805 as Stelis acutiflora;

*Fieldiana, Bot. 30: 271 Mansf. ex Schweinfurth 1959;

Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 69: 167 Pupulin 2012 as Specklinia acutiflora drawing fide;