Pleurothallis fortunae Luer & Dressler 1991 SUBGENUS Dracontia Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name The Fortuna Pleurothallis [A Dam in Chiriqui Panama]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Chiriqui Panama in cloud forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 shorter sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, loose, flexuous, distichous, 3.2 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] long, more or less simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising through a narrow spathe at the base of the leaf.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Dracontia fortunae

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