Pleurothallis humilis C.Schweinf. 1951 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Front View

Photos by Jorge Gastin

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Charles Schweinfurth

Drawing of P nortonii = P humils

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Low Pleurothallis [refers to its relationship with related species]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Bolivar state of Venezuela at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls with a tubular sheath below the middle and 1 to 2 others at the base carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and fall on an arising from a node below the abscission layer, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] including the .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long peduncle, that is slightly longer than the leaf, successively and distantly 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with a thin ,tubular, microscopically scabrous, much shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Distinguished by a well developed ramicaul and a sparsesly flowered raceme that slightly surpasses the leaf. The fefw, successively flowers are widely separated and borne on a long pedicels. The sepals and petals are acute. The lip is oblong with a thickened, rounded apex a pair of minute, marginal lobes and a pair of basal lobes." as P notonii Luer 1999

Synonyms Anathallis humilis (C.Schweinf.) Luer 2009; Anathallis nortonii (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Panmorphia humilis (C.Schweinf.) Luer 2006; Pleurothallis nortonii Luer 1999; Specklinia humilis (C.Schweinf.) Luer 2004;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Fieldiana, Bot. 28(1): 185 Schweinfurth 1951;

Fieldiana, Bot. 28(1): 185 Schweinfurth 1951 drawing fide;

Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-Racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999 as P nortonii drawing fide;

Lindleyana 16(4): 249 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Anathallis nortonii;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Specklinia humilis;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia humilis

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia humilis drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Lepanthes of Jamaica Systematics of Stelis of Ecuador 4 Luer 2009 as Anathallis humilis;

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