Pleurothallis longilabris Lindl. 1858 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986 Drawing by © Hagen Stenzel and Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles
Common Name Lhe Long Lipped Pleurothallis
Flower Size .2" [5mm]
Found in the Sierra de Nipe in eastern Cuba in humid and shady places in mesophyllous evergreen rainforests and montane rainforests from 500 to 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with very short ramicauls enveloped by 4, scarious, conduplicate, acute sheaths and carrying a single, apical, ereect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, acute to shortly apiculate, glabrous, narrowly attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a glabrous, terminal, filiform, flexuous, ascending to pendent, 2" [5 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe with an annulus.
Synonyms Humboltia longilabris (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Muscarella longilabris (Lindl.) Luer 2006; Specklinia longilabris (Lindl.) Luer 2004
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Catologo Descriptivo de Las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1987; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 drawing good; 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 Specklinia longilabris; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Muscarella longilabris drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014