Pleurothallis barbulata Lindl. 1859 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842 Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Moises Behar Orchidstudium

Full ShadeHot to Warm LATEWinterandSpring

Common Name The Small Beard Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Nayarit?, Oaxaca and Chiapas states of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Venezuela in rainforests on very thin branches at elevations of 150 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with very short ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 close, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, spathulate to obovate, emarginate, coriaceous, obtuse to bidentate apically, gradually conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on a basal, thread-like, long-pedunculate, 5/8" [1.5 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence

There are several related species that make up the P barbulata complex and thay are P aondae, P hillariana, P minima and P steinbuchiae

Synonyms Anathallis barbulata (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Humboldtia barbulata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia barbulata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Panmorphia barbulata (Lindl.) Luer 2006; Pleurothallis abjecta Ames 1923; Pleurothallis barbata H. Focke 1853; Pleurothallis ciliilabia Schltr. 1923; Pleurothallis minutissima Luer 1996; Pleurothallis nubensis Foldats 1968; Specklinia barbulata (Lindl.) Luer 2004; Specklinia minutissima (Luer) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing ok/not?; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 5 1961; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing not?; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 213 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1083 Dodson 1984 as Pleurothallis abjecta drawing fide; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985 as Pleurothallis abjecta; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 548 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Pleurothallidinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Anathallis barbulata; Icones Orchidacearum 5 & 6 Orchids Of Mexico Parts 2 & 3 Plate 518 Hagsater, Soto 2002 as Anathalis barbulata drawing fide; ; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia barbulata; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia barbulata drawing ok; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing good

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