Pleurothallis dies-natalis [Karremans & M.Díaz] in ed. SUBGENUS Dracontia Luer 1986 SECTION Dracontia

LCDP TYPE Photo by Adam Karremans & M Diaz

Part Shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Birthday Pleurothallis [In honor of C A Luer's 95th Birthday]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in San Jose province of Costa Rica on the north end of the Talamanca range, growing in montane oak forest at an elevation of about 2700 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with terete, slender ramicauls enveloped in the middle third by a thin, papyraceous, tubular, truncate sheaths and 2 more at the base and carrying a single, apical, suberect, coriaceous, elliptic, acute, emarginate, sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, arising through a triangular, prostrate spathe, peduncle [6.3 to 7.5 cm] long, provided with a median tubular sheath, rachis .84 to 2.04" [2.1 to 5.1 cm] long, elongating in time, racemose, secund, successively few, 5 flowered inflorescence with short, hyaline, acute shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

Synonyms *Stelis dies-natalis Karremans & M.Díaz 2017

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *LANKESTERIANA 17(2): 194 Karremans and M Diaz 2017 photo/drawing fide;