Pleurothallis diminuta Luer 1981 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842 Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids

Common Name The Small Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 2400 to 2450 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a long tubular sheath and 2 t o3 others at the abse and carrying a single, apcial, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiollate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a fascile of .2" [5 mm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising through a narrow spathe at the apex of the ramicaul

Synonyms Effusiella diminuta Luer 2007; Specklinia diminuta (Luer) Luer 2004; Stelis diminuta (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Stelis diminuta; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia diminuta; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Effusiella diminuta