Pleurothallis dolichopus Schlechter 1912 SUBGENUS Acuminatia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986

Photo by Daniel Jimenez and his Costa Rica Orchid Website

Another Flower


Drawing by Carl Luer

ISOTYPE of P poasensis

Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name The Long Column Foot Pleurothallis

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations around 1300 to 1600 meters as a small sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with glabrous, terete ramicauls enveloped completely by several tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, elliptical, apically tridentate, obtuse to round, gradually narrows below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall from an annulus with to 6, fasciculate, racemose, to 10" [25 cm] long, several to many [10 to 15] flowered inflorescence with a tubular, oblique, shorter to as long as the pedicel floral bract.

"This species is the Central American counterpart of P sclerophylla differing in the lip lined by three longitudinal calli while the lip of P sclerophylla has a single caria below the middle although traces of the lateal pair are often visible." Luer 1999

Synonyms Anathallis dolichopus (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Pleurothallis dolichopus var. bradeorum Schltr. 1923; Pleurothallis lamprophylla G.Nicholson 1901; Pleurothallis lamprophylla Schltr. 1918; Pleurothallis poasensis Ames 1922; Specklinia dolichopus (Schltr.) Luer 2004; Stelis lamprophylla Karremans 2014; Stelis lamprophylla (G.Nicholson) Karremans 2018; Stelis poasensis (Ames) Chinchilla & Karremans 2019

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

ll. Dict. Gard., Cent. Suppl.: 608 G Nicholson 1901 as P lamprophylla;

* Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 10: 394 Schltr. 1912;

Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 15: 205. Schltr. 1918 as Pleurothallis lamprophylla nom illegal;

Schedul. Orch. 1: 10-11. Ames 1922 as P poasensis;

Schedul. Orchid. 6: 67 Ames 1923 as P peregrina;

* Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 106. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923;

Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 186. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923;

Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 19: 106 Schlechter 1923 as P dolichopus var bradeorum;

The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946;

Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1952;

Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965;

Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide;

Las Orquideas de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing ok;

Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1095 Dodson 1984 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-Racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-Racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 drawing fide;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:248 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Anathallis dolichopus;

Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;

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 dolichopus;

Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 as Anathalis dolichopus photo fide;

Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 5 Morales 2009 photo fide;

Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 as Anathallis dolichopus photo fide;

LANKESTERIANA 13(3): 319332 Kerremans 2014 as Stelis lamprophylla;

Diversity of Pleurothallidinae in Guatemala: An Endangered Orchid Subtribe with High Economic and Horticultural Potentials Edgar Mo Mo, Cetzal, Basu and Vega 2017 as Stelis lamprophylla photo fide;

Blumea 62: 242 Karremans 2018 as Stelis lamprophylla nom. illeg.

Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Anathallis dolichpus;

Phytotaxa 406: 266 Chinchilla & Karremans 2019 as Stelis poasensis;