Pleurothallis schaferi Ames SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

Side View of Flower From CUba

Photos by Julio Larramendi

Drawing

Drawing by Hagen Stenzel and Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles

Drawing of P bipapularis in Dominican Republic

Drawing by Dod and Moscosoa Vol 1 #1:52 1976

Common Name Schafer's Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [.5 cm]

Found in eastern Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic in humid places in montane rainforests and charrascales from 300 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with very short, erect to ascending ramicauls enveloped by 3, scarious, tubular to infundibuliform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, spathulate to oblanceolate, obtuse, minutely tridentate, glabrous, entire to minutely crenulate, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a [rarely 2], arising through an ovate sheath with an annulus, terminal, erect, capillary, .2" to .75" [.5 to 1.8 cm] long, 3 to rarely 5 flowered inflorescence with simultaneously opening flowers.

Part of the P grobyi/P picta complex but differs in the tuft of little, narrowly elliptic-obovate leaves and simultaneous 3 to 4 flowered racemes that are carried near the tips of the leaves. The sepals are narrowly obtuse with the laterals free, the petals are obovate and the lip is simply oblong." Luer 2006

Synonyms Pleurothallis haitiensis Dod 1984; Pleurothallis bipapularis Dod 1976; Specklinia bipapularis (Dod) Luer 2004; Specklinia haitiensis (Dod) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia schaferi (Ames) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Orchidaceae 7: 119 Ames 1922;

Moscosoa 1 1:52 Dod 1978 as P bipapularis drawing ok?;

Moscosoa 3: 118 Dod 1984 as P haitensis drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986 as P haitensis;

Catologo Descriptivo de Las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1987;

Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 as P bipapularis; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 as P haitiensis;

Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000;

Lindleyana 16: 258 Pridgeon & M W Chase 2001 as Specklinia haitensis;

Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles Hagen Stenzel 2004 drawing fide;

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 bipapularis;

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 schaferi;

Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 as Specklinia schaferi photo fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Specklnia schaeferi

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

Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 as P bipapularis;

Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014; ;

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

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