Pleurothallis wagneri Schltr. 1921 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Unciferae Luer 1986 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Plant and Flowers Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by Anna Chai.

FragrancePart shadeCool to WarmSpring

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

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found from Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru as a miniature, warm to cool growing 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 floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 24. Panama Schlechter 1922; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Scweinfurth 1970; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986 as Pleurothallis aguilarii; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 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 Drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Stelis wagneri; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Uncifera wagneri; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Stelis wagneri photo ok