Monographs Details: Pleurothallis ciliaris (Lindl.) L.O.Williams
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Family:Orchidaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - BRITISH GUIANA. Kaieteur Plateau, occasional epiphyte, flowers dull purple-brown. May 14, 1944, B. Maguire & D. B. Fanshawe 23445 (buds only). VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Auydn-tepui, cumbre de la parte sureste del brazo noroeste (divisi6n occidental del cerro) : faldas sobre piedras igneas, vecindad del "Rio Lomita Camp," 1800 m alt., in quebrada northwest of Rio Lomita Camp, epiphyte in rich dwarf mossy forest on tree trunk, leaves rich green above and purple-mottled with dull green margins beneath. May 10, 1964, J. A. Steyermark 93629; same locality, cumbre de la parte norte de la seccion sur (division occidental del cerro): a lo largo del Rio Churiin al pie de "Second Wall" de arenisca, desde el campamento norte, 5 k m hacia el noreste, 1660 m alt., in moist mossy riverine forest, epiphyte on tree branch, leaves purple beneath, 2 cm wide. May 12, 1964, Steyermark 93781, 93781 A; bosque hiimedo montafioso a lo largo del afluente izquierdo (Este) subiendo el Rio Venamo desde el campamento cerca de la union con el afluente derecho (Oeste) del Rio Venamo, 950-1000 m alt., epiphyte on tree, leaves dark green above and purple beneath, fruit purple, January 10, 1964, Steyermark & Dunsterville 92927 (no flowers were found); Km 125 south of El Dorado, about 750 m alt. in fairly tall damp forest, G. C. K. Dunsterville 494. Middle America (MEXICO, t)pe of Specklinia ciliaris) to COSTA RICA, COLOMBIA and PERU.

Discussion:

Specklinia ciliaris Lindl., Bot. Reg. 24: Misc. 31, no. 40. 1838.

Distribution:Guyana South America| Venezuela South America| Costa Rica South America| Colombia South America| Peru South America|