Pleurothallis conochila Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Dracontia Luer 1986Photo by Weil Dreissen and His Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Type Drawing Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Common Name The Conical Lipped Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 700 to 1600 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a thin tubular sheath below the middle and 2 shorter sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the subsessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, to 8.8" [to 22 cm] long, subflexuous, distantly, successively several flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe with 1 to 3 flowers open at any one time

Synonyms Dracontia conochila (Luer) Luer 2004; Stelis conochila (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; *Lindleyana 11(2): 75, f. 14. 1996 Luer drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Dracontia conochila