Pleurothallis ingramii Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Dracontia Luer 1986

Photo by Daniel Jimenez and his Flickr Orchid Website.

Full shade Hot Warm Fall

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

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 650 to 1700 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing 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, slender, 4.8" [12 cm] long, distantly 3 to 4 flowered, racemose inflorescence arising through a slender spathe at the apex of the ramicaul

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 ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera 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 ingramii; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #9 2011 as Dracontia ingramii photo fide;