Pleurothallis dodii Garay 1969 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

Front View of flower

Photos by Wiel Driessen and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Dod's Pleurothallis [American missionary and orchid enthusiast in Hispanola died 2008]

Flower Size .08 " [2 mm]

Found in Constanza province of the Dominican Republic at elevations of 900 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, purple, coriaceous, minutely denticulate, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on an erect, .08" [2 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from near the base of the ramiucal within the basal sheaths and has an infundibular, just shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"A small caespitose species with purple petiolate leaves that are denticulate on the margins. The tiny purple flower is borne single by a short peduncle and pedicel from near the base of the ramicaul. The dorsal sepal and synsepal are microscopically ciliate towards the acute apices, the petals are obovate and minutely erose towards the acuminate apex and the proportionally large lip is oblong, channeled medially with thick, long-cilaite margins." Luer 2006

Synonyms Pleurothallis cryptantha Cogn. 1912; Specklinia dodii (Garay) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Symb. Antill. 7: 176 L Urban 1912 as P cryptantha nom illegal;

* J. Arnold Arbor. 50: 463 Garay 1969;

Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000;

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 dodii;

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

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

Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014;

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

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