Pleurothallis pemonum Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1990 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842 TYPE Drawing by © Carnevali & I.Ramírez and The Biodiversity Heritage Library Website

Deep shadeHot Summer

Common Name The Pemon Pleurothallis [Local indigenous people of the area]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Amazonas Venezuela in dense forests on high branches at elevations around 100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing, diminutive, creeping epiphyte with subterete, noticeably thickened apically ramicauls enveloped by tubular, scarious sheths and carrying a single, apical, erect, very fleshy, usually adpressed to the substrate, baslly obtuse to rounded, sometimes suberect, usually broadly elliptic, rarely elliptic to almost orbicular, obtuse to rounded with a subapicaly mucro leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, basal, .16 to .28" [4 to 7 mm] long, racemose, 1 to 2 flowered inflorecence with ovate-elliptic, acute, acuminate, slightly scabrous, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Anathallis pemonum (Carnevali & I.Ramírez) G.A.Romero, Carnevali & Toscanon 2016; Specklinia pemonum (Carnevali & I.Ramírez) Luer 2004;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 77: 555 Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1990 drawing fide;