Pleurothallis rabei Foldats 1968 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower Photo by Jay Pfahl

Common Name Rabe's Pleurothallis [Co-Collector of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 600 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical-obovate, subacute to obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a subflexuous, racemose, .8" [2 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from a node near the apex the ramicaul

Synonyms Anathallis rabei (Foldats) Luer 2009; Panmorphia rabei (Foldats) Luer 2006; Specklinia rabei (Foldats) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide with the second photo; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia rabei; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia rabei drawing fide; Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 as Anathallis rabei photos fide