Pleurothallis ramonensis Schltr. 1923 SUBGENUS Dracontia Luer 1986 Photo by Melania Munoz and The Bosque de Paz Website

Common Name The San Ramon Pleurothallis [refers to where the species was first collected]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1150 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a thin, tubular sheath below the middle and 2 shorter ones at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a loose, slender, strict, secund, up to 8" [to 20 cm] long including the 2.4 to 4" [6 to l0 cm] long peduncle, simultaenously few to several flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe from the apex of the ramicaul at the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Dracontia ramonensis (Schltr.) Luer 2004; Stelis alajuelensis Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2002; Stelis ramonensis (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; 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 ramonensis