Pleurothallis calyptrostele Schltr.1923 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

Photo by A J Karremans.

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Photo by Daniel Jimenez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full ShadeHot to CoolFall to EARLYWinter

Common Name The Covered Column Pleurothallis

Flower Size 1/6" [4mm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador in wet montane cloud forests at elevations of 300 to 1300 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome, giving rise to a short ramicaul enveloped basally by 2 to 3 close, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic leaf that gradually narrows below into an indistinct petiole and blooms in the fall and early winter on a slender, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul.

Synonyms Pleurothallis biflora Schltr.1923; Pleurothallis geminiflora Ames, F.T. Hubb. & C. Schweinf. 1934; Specklinia geminiflora (Ames, F.T. Hubb. & C. Schweinf.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Specklinia calyptrostele (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 23. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 181. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as P biflora; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing good to the first photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 216 Dodson 1980 drawing ok to the first two photos; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Specklinia calyptrostele; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as P geminiflora; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia alta; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo only first photo; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Specklinia calyptrostele drawing ok; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 5 Morales 2009 photo fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 5 Morales 2009 as P geminiflora photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia calyptrostele photo fide