Pleurothallis imberbis Luer & Hirtz 1996

SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Dunsterville

Full ShadeHotCoolWinter THROUGHSpring

Common Name The Beardless Pleurothallis

Flower Size .1" [3mm]

Found in Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil at elevations around 200 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with suberect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic, rounded, tridenticulate, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter through spring on a suberect, successively single flowered inflorescence.

Checked type OK

Synonyms Anathallis imberis [Luer & Hirtz] Luer 2009; Lankesteriana imberbis (Luer & Hirtz) Karremans 2014; Panmorphia imberbis (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2006; Pleurothallis aondae Carnevali & Romero 2000; Specklinia imberbis (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as P aondae drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Pleurothallidinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia imberis; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia imberbis drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 13(3): 319332 Kerremans 2014 as Lankesteriana imberbis; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #5 2015 as Lankestriana imberbis drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Lankestriana imberbis photo fide