Pleurothallis wagneri Schltr. 1921 SUBGENUS Unciferae Luer 1986

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by Anna Chai.

Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer

FragrancePart shadeCool to WarmSpring

Common Name Wagner's Pleurothallis [German Botanist collected in Guatemala 1800's]

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found from Heredia and San Jose provinces of Costa Rica, Chiriqui and Cocle' provinces of Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru as a miniature, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte at elevations of 1700 to 2250 meters with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, obtuse to rounded, subpetiolate leaf that is narrowly cuneate into the conduplicate, subpetiolate base that blooms on a subdense, secund, simultaneously several flowered, 2 2/5" to 4" [6 to 10 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with oblique, acute, just short of the pedicel floral bract floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.

"Characterized by the comparitively small habit with narrowly obovate leaves and a congested, secund inflorescence that surpasses them. The raceme consists of the one sided row fo several , simultaneous, long, fleshy, dark purple to purple brown flowers that do not open wodely. The sepals are covered within by a usually white pubescence. The petals are proportionally small. The lobes of the lip are large and prominently falcate." Luer 1998

Synonyms Pleurothallis aguilarii Ames 1925; Stelis wagneri (Schltr.) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001; Unciferia wagneri (Schltr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 17(8-12): 141. Schltr. 1921;

Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 24. Panama Schlechter 1922;

Schedul. Orch. 9: 28-29 Ames 1925 as P aguilarii holotype;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986 as Pleurothallis aguilarii;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986 as Pleurothallis falcatiloba;

AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 7 1996;

Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide;

Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 as P dasychila photo fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998 Drawing fide;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:267 Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001 as Stelis wagneri;

Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Uncifera wagneri;

Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Stelis wagneri photo ok;

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