Pleurothallis deuterodecurva [Luer & Toscano] in ed

SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing of Pabstiella decurva by Carl Luer


Common Name The Second Decurved Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with relatively stout, erect, ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the earlier fall on an erect, borne from near the apex of the ramicaul by a peduncle ,4 to .48" [1012 mm] long, racemose, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, lax, subflexuous, successively single, 8 to 10 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicels floral bracts.

"The broadly elliptical leaves, which are slightly longer than the ramicauls, and surpassed by a longer, long-pedicellate, successively several-flowered raceme, resemble those of P grobyi. The shape and pubescence of the sepals are also similar. However, P. decurva differs with spathulate petals that are minutely verrucose at the rounded tip, and the lip that is thick, broadly and deeply channeled, and decurved 90? near the middle. The petals of P. grobyi are acute and smooth, and the lip is sessile, shallowly concave, and only slightly decurved. Luer & Toscano 2011

Synonyms *Pabstiella decurva Luer & Toscano, 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Harv. Pap. Bot. 16(2): 371. Luer & Toscano 2011 as Pabstiella decurva drawing fide;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Pabstiella decurva drawing fide;