Pleurothallis perennis Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Dracontia Luer 1986 SECTION Dracontia Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Common Name The Everlasting Pleurothallis [refers to the inflorescence that seems to go on ad infinitum]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Alajuela Costa Rica without collection data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with 2 to 3, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, lateral, loose, flexible, strict, to 24" [60 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII 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 perennis