Pleurothallis imraei Lindl. 1859 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Effusae Lindl. 1842 Photo by Pieter C Brouwer and his P Base Orchid Photo Website

Lip details Photo by Ecuagenera Orchid Website

Inflorescence Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Another Flower Color Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Full ShadeWarmCoolWinter THROUGHSpring

Common Name Imray's Pleurothallis [Collector in West Indies 1800's]

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in The Leeward and Windward Islands, Guyana, Surinam, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil in cloud forests as a small sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte or terrestrial on steep embankments that occurs at elevations of 600 to 1300 meters with elongate ramicauls subtended by a scarious, semi-inflated basal bract and then another below the middle carrying a single, apical, ovate, gradually rounds out to a long petiolate base, acute leaf and blooms in the winter and spring on several lateral, 3" [7.5 cm] long, laxly racemose inflorescence arising from a spathe and usually held on the back side of the leaf with several distant, tubular, appressed bracts and successively opening, 7 to 15, pubescent flowers held at mid leaf height.

Synonyms Effusiella imraei Luer 2007; Humboldtia imraei (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Humboldtia imray [Lindl.] Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis imraei var. vaginata (Schltr.) O.Gruss & M.Wolff 2007; Pleurothallis umbraticola Schlechter 1929; Pleurothallis vaginata Schlechter 1923; Specklinia imraei (Lindl.) Luer 2004; Specklinia vaginata (Schltr.) Luer 2004; Stelis imraei (Lindl.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Stelis vaginata (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 197. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as P vaginata; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939 as P vaginata drawing good; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing ok; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing okish; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 237 Dodson 1980 drawing good; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 160 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing okish; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Pleurothallidinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 photo ok/drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Stelis imraei; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Stelis vaginata; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia imraei; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia vaginata; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Effusiella imraei; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Effusiella vaginata; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 5 Morales 2009 photo fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 as Stelis imraie photo not = Stelis?; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014