Pleurothallis haberi Luer 2002 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Photo by Eric Hagsater

Another Flower Angle

Photo by Lankestriana

TYPE Drawing

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


Common Name Haber's Pleurothallis [American Discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Alajuela province of Costa Rica at elevations around 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with a short, erect ramicaul enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, obovate, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a fascile of slender peduncles .4 to .48" [1 to 1.2 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with a tubular, shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"This small species of subgenus Specklinia, is apparently rare, or overlooked, known only by the original collection[then]. It is distinguished by obovate leaves borne by abbreviated ramicauls. The fascicle of small, single, purple flowers with darker purple stripes is borne by a hairlike pe-duncle nearly as long as the leaves. The sepals are fleshy, subcarinate and acute, the laterals connate to near the apices. The petals are abruptly narrowed above the middle. The oblong lip is minutely ciliate, deeply channeled down the center with a "sun-dial" callus above the base, and the base is minutely bilobulate." Luer 2002

CAUTION!!! The photo above does not seem to match Luer's type drawing very well especially in the thickened apices of the petals and the wide open Dorsal and synsepal. The lip is very close though so the flower may have been forced open to see that.

Synonyms Anathallis haberi (Luer) Solano & Soto Arenas 2002 publ. 2003; Lankesteriana haberi (Luer) Karremans 2014; Panmorphia haberi (Luer) Luer 2006; Specklinia haberi (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 23(1): 36, f. 27. Luer 2002 drawing fide;

Icones Orchidacearum Fascile 5&6 Plate 520 Hagsater & Soto 2002 as Anathallis haberi 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 2004as Specklinia haberi;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masadevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia haberi

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masadevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia haberi drawing fide;

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

AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #5 2015 as Lankestriana haberi photo fide to the photo not the type drawing;

Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Lankestriana haberi;

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