Pleurothallis kelloggii Archila 2012 SUBGENUS Dracontia Luer 1986 SECTION Dracontia

TYPE Drawing

Photo/drawing by Freddie Archila and The Epidendra Website


Common Name Kellog's Pleurothallis [American Botanist current]

Flower Size .4 x 1.2" long [1 x 3 cm]

Found in Baja Verapaz department of Guatemala at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with an erect, ramicaul carrying an elliptic, apically tridentate with the center tooth having a small apicule, basally shortly petiolate leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, arising through a coffee colored spathe, to 7.2" [18 cm] long, simple, secund, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Dracontia kelloggii ( Archila ) Archila , Chiron & Szlach. Jul 2013; Dracontia tuerckheimii f. viridiflavens Roeth & Baumbach 2007; Stelis megachlamys f. viridiflavens (Roeth & Baumbach) Karremans 2019

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Revista Guatemal. 15(1): 106 Archila 2012 drawing/photo fide; Revista Guatemalensis 16(1): 30Archila , Chiron & Szlach. 2013 as Dracontia kellogii, contrary to Art 41.5 ICN (2012)