Pleurothallis glandulosa Ames 1923 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Apodae-Caespitosae [Lindl.]Luer 1986

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TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Oakes Ames


Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Glanded Pleurothallis

Flower Size to 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana and Venezuela in disturbed evergreen forests and on riverbanks as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte at elevations of sealevel to 1500 meters with very short ramicauls enveloped basally by several scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, obovate, elliptic-oblong or oblanceolate, obtuse or retuse apically, purple underneath, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a threadlike, warty, to 2" [5 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered, filiform, fractiflex inflorescence with shortly pubescent, much shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and holds the flower even with the length of the leaves.

"Characterized by the tuft of very narrow leaves surpassed by a pubescent or scabrous peduncle that bears a single, bright orange flower thaqt is usually followed by another. The floral bracts,pedicel, ovary and external surfaces of the sepals are pubescent or scabrous, in varying degrees. To be seen magnification is needed. The sepals are acute, the lateral partially connate, the petals are acute with the lower margin dilated and the lip is oblong with a small marginal angle or lobe below the middle on each side. The disc is channeled between callii." Luer 2006

"Closely allied to P corniculata but differs in the shape of the leaves and in the densely pubescent peduncle and ovary." Ames 1923

This species is part of the Pleurothallis glandulosa Group made up of P vittarifolia, P chontalensis, P alajuelensis and P gersonii

Synonyms Pleurothallis pertenuis C.Schweinf. 1935; Sarcinula glandulosa (Ames) Luer 2006; Specklinia glandulosa (Ames) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia pertenuis (C.Schweinf.) Karremans & Gravend. 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Schedul. Orch. 6: 60-61. Ames 1923 Drawing fide;

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

Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1952;

Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965;

Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing good;

Las Orquideas de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing/photo fide;

Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1106 Dodson 1984 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo ok;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:257 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Specklina glandulosa;

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

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Sarcinula glandulosa

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Sarcinula glandulosa drawing good;

Algunas Orquideas De Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2012 as Specklinia glandulosa photo good;

Phytotaxa Vol 218 (2) Karremans and Pupulin 2015 as Specklinia glandulosa drawing/photo fide;

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

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

AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #1 2020 as Specklinia glandulosa photo fide;

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