Pleurothallis tintinnabula Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Dracontia Luer 1986 SECTION Dracontia

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Full shadeWarmLATE Spring

Common Name The Bell-Like Pleurothallis [refers to the hanging flowers]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in wet forests at elevations around 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a slender, erect ramicaul enveloped by a thin, close tubular sheath below the middle and 2 shorter sheaths at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a loose, secund flexuous, simultaneously 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence arising laterally through a spathe from the apex of the ramicaul at the base of the leaf

Synonyms Dracontia tintinnabula (Luer) Luer 2004; Stelis tintinnabula (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 tintinnabula