Pleurothallis humilis C.Schweinf. 1951 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


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

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Venezuela at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized warm to cool growing 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 a 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 arising from a node below the abscission layer and has a thin tubular, microscopically scabrous floral bract.

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 ; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia humilis; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Panmorphia humilis drawing fide