Pleurothallis subnulla Luer & Toscano 2002 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer & Toscano and Selbyana 23[2] Toscano & Luer 2002

Full shade HotFall

Common Name The Almost Nothing Pleurothallis [refers to the very short ramicaul]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Bahia state of Brazil without locational data as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing, densely caespitose epiphyte with extremely short ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, thickly coriaceous, light green, narrowly elliptical, subacute, narrowly cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, laterally from the ramicaul, peduncle .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, rachis .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm] long, loose, subflexuous, successively single, 6 to 7 flowerewd inflorescence with much shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"This tiny species is related to Pieurothallis montepelladensis, but differs in having longer racemes bearing twice as many flowers; and a lip with a pair of basal lobules, Both species have thick, somewhat semiterete leaves, but the ramicauls of P. subnulla are markedly reduced in length." Luer & Toscano 2002

Synonyms Anathallis subnulla (Luer & Toscano) F.Barros 2006; Specklinia subnulla (Luer & Toscano) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Selbyana 23[2] 190 Toscano & Luer 2002 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 subnulla;

Bradea 11: 31 F Barros 2006 as Anathallis subnulla;

Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 as Anathallis subnulla