Pleurothallis erebatensis Carnevali & G.A.Romero 1993

SUBGENUS Unguella Luer 2004

Photo by Gustavo Romero


Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name The Erebata Pleurothallis [town in Bolivar Venezuela where the species was discovered]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela and Guyana at elevations around 100 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect to suberect ramicauls with a close tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter through earlier summer on a congested, erect, to .4" [1 cm] long including the .04 to .2" [1 to 5 mm] long peduncle, few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the leaf base.

CAUTION!!! Luer combined P nanella, P barthelemy and P purpurascens into P erebatensis, I have split them apart as the plants and flowers really are quite different. For that reason Luer's drawing is not a very good match to the photo by Romero who described the species so I suspect that the photo is correct!

Synonyms Acianthera erebatensis (Carnevali & G.A.Romero) Luer 2004;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Acianthera erebatensis; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera erebatensis photo fide