Pleurothallis raduliglossa Pabst 1962 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Phloeophila Luer 1986 Photo by Amerigo Docha Neto and Orchidstudium

Common Name or Meaning The Rayed Tongue Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sao Paulo and Parana' states of Brazil without locational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with stout, more or less prone ramicauls enveloped by 2 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single apical, prostrate, overlapping, coriaceous, , broadly elliptical to suborbicular, rouned and notched apically, rounded into the sessile base laeaf that blooms in the summer on a .04" [1 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising at the base of the leaf with an inflated floral bract.

Synonyms Acianthera hystrix (Kraenzl.) F.Barros 2004; Acianthera raduliglossa (Pabst) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Apoda-prorepentia hystrix (Kraenzl.) Luer 2007; Cryptophoranthus hoehnei Schltr. 1926; Cryptophoranthus hystrix (Kraenzl.) Garay 1954; Phloeophila hystrix (Kraenzl.) Garay 1974; *Physosiphon hystrix Kraenzl. 1921; Specklinia hystrix (Kraenzl.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Cryptophoranthus hoehnei drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 7 385 - 448 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 as Phloeophila hystrix; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Phloeophila hystrix drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol 3 Luer 1986; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera duartei; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Apoda-Prorepentia hystrix drawing fide