Pleurothallis caymanensis C.D.Adams 1971 SUBGENUS Proctoria Lindl. 1842

Flower Closeup

Photos by © Frank Roulstone

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © C D Adams

Drawing of Proctoria Caymanensis

Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Cayman Pleurothallis

Flower Size .1" [2.5mm]

Found in Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Cayman Islands in semideciduous forests at low elevations, generally in vegetation on limestone as a mini-miniature szied, hot growing lithophyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, thickened, rigid, yellowish green and verrucose on the upper surface, green and rough beneath, ovate to broadly elliptic to suborbicular, acute, acuminate to apiculate, crenulate to erose margins, cuneate below into the channeled, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on 2, terminal, ascending, .4 to 2" [1 to 2.5 cm] long, successsively 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising through a basal sheath

Synonyms Proctoria caymanensis (C.D.Adams) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquideología 6: 146 C.D. Adams 1971 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles Hagen Stenzel 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Proctoria caymanensis; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Proctoria caymanensis drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014