Pleurothallis lanceola (Sw.) Spreng. 1826 > SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

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Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Deep shadeWarmCool FallWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Brick-Red Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Jamaica, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Colombia at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with an erect ramicaul carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, acute to obscurely tridenticulate, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect to ascending to horizontal, laterally from the ramicaul, single, filiform, 1 to 1.12" [2.5 to 2.8 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with less than half as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"Characterized by a small, caespitose habit, a short ramicaul and lax racemes of 2 to 3 brick red flowered racemes about as long as the leaves. The sepals and petals are obtuse and the simple lip is arcuate and shallowly channeled." Luer 2006

Synonyms Dendrobium lanceola (Sw.) Sw. 1799; *Epidendrum lanceola Sw.1788; Humboldtia lanceola (Sw.) Kuntze 1891; Humboldtia lateritia (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis lateritia Rchb.f. 1872; Pleurothallis sclarea Rchb.f. 1876; Specklinia lanceola (Sw.) Lindl. 1830; Specklinia lateritia (Rchb.f.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia sclarea (Rchb.f.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Prodr. 123. Sw. 1788 as Epidendrum lanceola;

Nova Acta Regiae Soc. Sci. Upsal. 6: 83. (Sw.) Sw. 1799 as Dendrobium lanceola;

*Syst. Veg. 3: 731 (Sw.) Spreng. 1826;

Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl. 8. (Sw.) Lindl. 1830 Specklinia lanceola;

Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 667. (Sw.) Kuntze 1891 as Humboldtia lanceola;

Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909;

Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910;

AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 10 1957 photo;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986 as P sclarea;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol III Luer 1986;

Orchids of Jamaica Gloudon & Tobisch 1995 photo ok;

Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Specklinia lanceola;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Specklinia laterita;

Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;

AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 7 2005 photo fide;

Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez Lopez & Dressler 2005 as Specklinia laterita;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Specklinia lanceola

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Specklinia lanceola drawing ok;

Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 as P sclarea drawing/photo fide;

Icones Orchidacearum 10 Plate 672 Hagsater & Soto 2008 as Specklinia lateritia drawing;

Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Specklinia lanceola photo fide;

Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide;

Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Specklinia lanceola;

Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Specklinia laterita;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklinia lanceola photo fide

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