Pleurothallis brighamii S. Watson 1888 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Apodae-Caespitosae [Lindl.]Luer 1986

Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Another View of Flower

Plant and Inflorescence

Photo by Prem Subrahmanyam

Another flower

Photo by Jay Pfahl

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name Brigham's Pleurothallis

Flower Size to about 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Ecuador as a miniature, caespitose, hot to warm growing, epiphytic species found in lower rain forests at elevations of 300 to 800 meters with stems carrying a single, apical, oblanceolate to elliptic-oblong, obtuse or acute, coriaceous, bright lustrous green, obtuse, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms successively on a apical, short to 3" [7.5 cm], single flowered inflorescence that is close to the length of the leaf, mostly in the summer.

Synonyms Sarcinula brighamii (S. Watson) Luer 2006; Specklinia brighamii (S.Watson) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 23(2): 285-286. 1888; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1952 drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles Hagen Stenzel 2004 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1085 Dodson 1984 drawing fide to the first photo; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986 as Pleurothallis acrisepala; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986 as Pleurothallis periodica; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 as P cf brighamii; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Specklinia brighamii; Harvard Pap. Bot. 5 #2: Carnevali etal. 2001; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXV Luer 2003; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez Lopez & Dressler 2005 as Specklinia brighamii; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Sarcinula brighamii drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #1 2012 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas De Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2012 as Specklinia brighamii photo fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 as Specklinia brighamii photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Specklinia brighamii; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia brighamii photo fide