Pleurothallis deborana Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1990 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Photo by Roberto Martins and Micro Orquidea Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © G C K Dunsterville

Common Name Debora's Pleurothallis

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Bolivar state of Venezuela in lowland tropical forests at elevations around 100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing, subrepent epiphyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to subterete, apically thickened ramicauls carrying a single, apical, fleshy, coriaaceous, , flat, prostrate over the substrate, beroadly elliptic to rarely broadly ovate, obtuse, apiculate, broadly cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the laet spring on 1 to 2, arising from the apex of the ramicaul, peduncle .16" [4 mm] long, erect, shorter than the leaf, rachis slightly flexuous, subterete, provided with a tubular, apiculate sheath, successively single, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with apiculate, green, half as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"Similar to P nanifolia, P pemonum and P pachyhyta. It is closest to P pemonum which has the same habit and petasl but differs inthe narrowly obovate lip vs ovate-lanceolate, its smaller size .072" [1.8 mm] vs .1 to .128" [2.5 to 3.2 mm] long, the rounded recurved apex vs not recurved and both are separated from P nanifolia by their apically attenuate petals vs obovate petals." Carnivali & Ramirez 1990

Synonyms Anathallis deborana (Carnevali & I.Ramírez) Carnevali & I.Ramírez 2016; Specklinia deborana (Carnevali & I.Ramírez) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 77: 553 Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1990

Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 77: 553 Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1990 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 deborana;

Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 21, No. 1, Novelties in the orchid flora of Venezuela IX. Subtribe Pleurothallidinae. New combinations in Anathallis and a new report for the orchid flora of Colombia Romero-González, German Carnevali and Toscano 2016 as Anathallis deboranan drawing/photo fide