Pleurothallis papillifera Rolfe 1916 SUBGENUS Dracontia Luer 1986

Photo by Bogarin

part Shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Papillae-Bearing Pleurothallis [refers to the petals]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations of 1500 to 1600 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicauls with a sheath below the middle and 2 more at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, sessile, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on a flexuous, 8" [20 cm] long, loosely several flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from the apex of the ramicaul through a slender spathe.

Synonyms Dracontia papillifera (Rolfe) Luer 2004; Stelis papillifera (Rolfe) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001

References Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Lindleyana 11(2): 83, f. 20. 1996; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XVII. Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1998 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Stelis papillifera; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Dracontia papillifera; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #9 2011 as Dracontia papulifera photo fide;