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Orchid Species: Pleurothallis rotundifolia

Kew currently accepted name is Specklinia microphylla
Pleurothallis rotundifolia is an orchid species identified by Rolfe in 1895.
Genus
Pleurothallis (Pths.)
Grex
rotundifolia
Parents
Species
Author
Rolfe
Year
1895
ORIGIN: Found in Mexico, El Salvador and Nicaragua and Colombia in wet lowland rainforests as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte occurring at elevations of 30 to 400 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Found in Mexico, El Salvador and Nicaragua and Colombia in wet lowland rainforests as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte occurring at elevations of 30 to 400 meters with a very short ramicaul enveloped below by a single, white, scarious sheath and carrying a single, apical, very small, tridenticulate apically, ovate, gradually rounded below into the short, petiolate base leaf that is held close up against and hugging the tree trunk and blooms in the summer and fall on a short to 1 [to 2.5 cm], successive [4 to 6] flowering inflorescence arising on new and old leaves.

FLOWER SIZE: 1/4 inch [0.6 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Specklinia Spe microphylla 2001 (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase
Add+ Pleurothallis Pths microphylla 1845 A.Rich. & Galeotti
Add+ Humboltia Humboltia microphylla 1891 (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Kuntze
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Pths. microphylla 'Mark' (2003) Pths. microphylla 'Luis Diego' (1995)
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