Pleurothallis raduliglossa Pabst 1962 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Phloeophilae Luer 1986 Photo courtesy of 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 ; 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

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