Pleurothallis uniflora Lindl. 1837 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Apodae-Caespitosae [Lindl.]Luer 1986

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Another Flower, maybe not?

Photo by Oliver Lenhard


Drawing by Pabst

Common Name The Single Flowered Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela and northern Brazil at elevations of 100 to 740 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short, erect, ramicaul enveloped basally by 2 to 3 close tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the narrow sulcate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a suberect, arising from the base of the leaf, slender, 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorecence.

Synonyms Humboldtia leontoglossa (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Humboldtia uniflora (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Lepanthes punctata Barb.Rodr. 1881; Lepanthes striata Barb.Rodr. 1881; Lepanthes umbrosa Barb.Rodr. 1881; Pabstiella punctata (Barb.Rodr.) Luer & Toscano 2011; Pabstiella uniflora (Lindl.) Luer 2007; Pleurothallis guttulata Cogn. 1896; Pleurothallis leontoglossa Rchb.f. 1850; Pleurothallis striata (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1896 ; Pleurothallis umbrosa (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1896; Specklinia leontoglossa (Rchb.f.) Luer 2004; Specklinia uniflora (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Companion Bot. Mag. 2: 355 Lindley 1837;

Linnaea 22: 831 Rchb.f 1850 as P leontoglossa;

Gen. Spec. Orchid. 2: 52 Barb Rodr 1881 as Lepanthes punctata;

Gen. Spec. Orchid. 2: 59 Barb Rodr. 1881 as Lepanthes striata;

Gen. Spec. Orchid. 2: 60 Barb Rodr. 1881 as Lepanthes umbrosa;

Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 667 Kuntze 1891 as Humboltia leontoglossa;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:479 Martius, Cogniaux 1896 as Syn of [P marginata] P alata in error;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:467 Martius, Cogniaux 1893 as P guttulata;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:457 Martius, Cogniaux 1893 as P striata;

Flora Brasiliensis Vol III Part 4:468 Martius, Cogniaux 1893 as P umbrosa;

Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok;

Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976;

Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing not = P corniculata;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol III Luer 1986;

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

Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 drawing fide to the first photo;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:259 Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001 as Specklinia uniflora;

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 leontoglossas;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systenmatics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 as Pabstiella uniflora;

The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide to Dalton's photo;

Harvard Pap. Bot. 16: 381 Luer & Toscano 2011 as Pabstiella punctata;