Pleurothallis ingramii Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Dracontia SECTION Dracontia Luer 1986

Photo by Daniel Jimenez and his Flickr Orchid Website.

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shade Hot Warm Fall

Common Name Ingram's Pleurothallis [Co-discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Limon & San Jose provinces of Costa Rica at elevations around 650 to 1700 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing, caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped below the middle by a thin, close fitting, tubular sheath and 2 shorter sheaths below and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, elliptical, acute, subsessile, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, arising through a slender spathe at the apex of the ramicaul, slender, 4.8" [12 cm] long, distantly 3 to 4 flowered, racemose inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

Most similar to P dracontea but differs in the three, tall lamellate veins on the concave, inner surface of the petals and the tall, longitudinal carina on the disc of the lip above the base. The apex of the lip is broad and obtuse, not narrowly terete, verrucose and incurved as in P dracontea." Luer 1998

Synonyms Dracontia ingramii (Luer) Luer 2004; Stelis ferrelliae Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2002; Stelis ingramii (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Lindleyana 11(2): 81, f. 18. Luer 1996 drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998 drawing fide;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:263 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Stelis ingramii;

Lindleyana 17: 99 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2002 as Selis ferrelliae;

Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004as Dracontia ingramii;

AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #9 2011 as Dracontia ingramii photo fide;

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