Pleurothallis hirsutula Fawc. & Rendle 1909 SUBSECTION Acianthera SECTION Tomentosae Luer 1986 Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders.


Common Name The Rough Pleurothallis

Found in Jamaica at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a caespitose, small sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect ramicaul enveloped by 3 narrow sheaths the lowermost 2 covered by reddish brown setae and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, sessile, coriaceous, narrowly lanceolate-ligulate to elliptic, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring through summer on 1 to 5, pendulous, filiform, zigzag, 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, laxly few to 6 flowered, racemose inflorescence that is shorter than the leaf

Synonyms Acianthera hirsutula (Fawc. & Rendle) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Orchids of Jamaica Gloudon & Tobisch 1995; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera hirsutula; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014