Pleurothallis costaricensis Rolfe 1917 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Walter Schug

Part Shade Hot toWarm Spring Summer fall

Common Name The Costa Rican Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 650 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized hot to warm growing epiphyte with filiform, flexuous, glabrous ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 pale brown sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ligulate, minutely apiculate, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on an erect, compressed, secund, 2" [5 cm] long, racemose, subdensely many flowered .

Synonyms Pleurothallis ehrhartiiflora Schltr. 1923; Specklinia costaricensis (Rolfe) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 187. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as P ehrhartiiflora; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 287. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as P ehrhartiiflora; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 222 Doddson 1980 drawing good; Icones Pleurothallidinarum III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1380 Atwood 1989 drawing good; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Specklina costaricensis; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42-43 pg 2624 - 2756 Brieger 2001 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Specklinia costaricensis drawing fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 5 Morales 2009 photo fide; Orquideas del Valle de Aburra Medellin Colombia Orqidelogia 2014 photo hmm; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #6 2017 as Specklinia costaricensis photo fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia costaricensis photo fide