Pleurothallis mammillata Luer 1976 SUBGENUS Dracontia Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Photo by J & L Orchids and the J & L Orchid Website

Common Name The Nipple Pleurothallis [refers to the calli on the lip]

Flower Size .15" [3mm]

Found in Panama at elevations around 650 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with ascending, slender ramicauls enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apcial, erect, coriaceous, narrolwy elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a weak, arching, distichous, 3.2 to 4.4" [8 to 11 cm] long, congested, many [to 30] flowered, racemose inflorescence arising through a spathe


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1999 drawing ok;