Pleurothallis steinbuchiae Carnevali & G.A.Romero 1994 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Steinbuch's Pleurothallis [Edith Steinbuch, Venezuelan Co-collector of species]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Bolivar department of Venezuela at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with ascending ramicauls enveloped by a thin, tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, suberect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, often overlapping, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a loose, slender, .12 to .36" [3 to 9 mm] long, successively 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with just shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"This small species is closely related to P barbulata but is distinguished by small, broadly elliptical, to round, more or less overlapping leaves that are borne by a shortly repent rhizome and that are surpassed by a distantly and successively two to three flowered raceme. The dorsal sepal is free, narrow and acute, the synsepal is shortly bifid, the petals are oblong, obtuse and glabrous and the lip is narrowly oblong, narrowly obtuse or subacute, minutely ciliate and shallowly channeled centrally. The base is bilobulate."

Synonyms Anathallis steinbuchiae (Carnevali & G.A.Romero) Luer 2009; Lankesteriana steinbuchiae (Carnevali & G.A.Romero) Karremans 2014; Panmorphia steinbuchiae (Carnevali & G.A.Romero) Luer 2006; Pleurothallis hilariana Carnevali & G.A.Romero 2000; Specklinia steinbuchiae (Carnevali & G.A.Romero) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Novon 4: 90 Carnevali & Romero 1994 Drawing fide;

Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Romero and Carnevali 2000 as P hilariana 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 steinbuchiae;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIIIA Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia steinbuchiae

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIIIA Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia steinbuchiae drawing fide;

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

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

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

AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #5 2015 as Lankestriana steinbuchae drawing fide;

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