Pleurothallis minima C.Schweinf. 1935 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name or Meaning The Very Small Pleurothallis [refers to the size of the plant]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Fr Guyana, Guyana and Venezuela at low elevations up to 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, rigid, coriaceous, broadly ellipitcal, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, arising from near the apex of the ramicaul, filiform, congested, secund, .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long including the .24 to .28 " [6 to 7 mm] long peduncle, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

Very similar to P barbulata and differs in its very small habit, and the short, crowded raceme instead of a densely flowered raceme of fasciculated pedicels

Synonyms Anathallis minima (C.Schweinf.) Luer 2009; Lankesteriana minima (C.Schweinf.) Karremans 2014; Panmorphia minima (C.Schweinf.) Luer 2006; Specklinia minima (C.Schweinf.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Bot. Mus. Leafl. 3: 82 Schweinfurth 1935;

Acta Bot. Venez. 3: 384 Foldats 1968 as P nubensis

Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing not = P barbulata;

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

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 miniima;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Speccklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia minima;

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

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

Richardiana 14: 151 F.J.de Jesus, M.R.Miranda & Chiron 2014

LANKESTERIANA 13(3): 319332 Kerremans 2014 as Lankesteriana minima;

AOS Bulletin 5 2015 as Lankesteriana minima;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Lankestriana minima photo fide

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