Pleurothallis schaferi Ames 1922 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986 Drawing by © Hagen Stenzel and Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles
Common Name Schafer's Pleurothallis
Flower Size .2" [.5 cm]
Found in eastern Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic in humid places in montane rainforests and charrascales from 300 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with very short, erect to ascending ramicauls enveloped by 3, scarious, tubular to infundibuliform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, spathulate to oblanceolate, obtuse, minutely tridentate, glabrous, entire to minutely crenulate, attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a [rarely 2] terminal, erect, capillary, .2" to .75" [.5 to 1.8 cm] long, 3 to rarely 5 flowered inflorescence arising through an ovate sheath with an annulus with simultaneously opeing flowers.
Synonyms Pleurothallis bipapularis Dod 1976; Pleurothallis haitiensis Dod 1984; Specklinia bipapularis (Dod) Luer 2004; Specklinia haitiensis (Dod) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia schaferi (Ames) Luer 2004
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Catologo Descriptivo de Las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1987; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 as P bipapularis; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 as P haitiensis; 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 Specklinia bipapularis; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia schaferi; Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 as Specklinia schaferi photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 as P bipapularis; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014