Pleurothallis imberbis Luer & Hirtz 1996

SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

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.

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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