Pleurothallis raduliglossa Pabst 1962 SUBGENUS Acianthera [Scheidw.] Luer 1986

Photo by © Amerigo Docha Neto


Drawing by Carl Luer

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, long-repent 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 arising at the base of the leaf .04" [1 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence with an inflated, as long as the ovary floral bract.

"Characterized by the prostrate round, apternating, overlapping leaves produced by a long-repent rhizome. A single flower is produced on a short peduncle at the base of the leaf. The fleshy sepals are shortly pubescent, with the broad dorsal sepal connate to the synsepal for about half its length. The petals aare spathulate amd acute. The apex of the lip is densely muricate." Luer 2007

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 ;

Ark. Bot. 16(8): 7 Kraenzl. 1921 as Physosiphon hystrix;

Arch. Bot. São Paulo 1: 198 Schlechter 1926 as Cryptophoranthus hoehnei;

Arch. Jard. Bot. Rio de Janeiro 13: 34 Garay 1954 as Cryptophoranthus hystrix;

*Orquídea (Rio de Janeiro) 24: 44 Pabst 1962;

Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Cryptophoranthus hoehnei drawing fide;

Orquideologia 9: 118 Garay 1974 as Phloeophila hystrix;

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 III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:246 Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 as Acianthera duartei;

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 Specklinia raduliglossa;

Icones Pleurothallidiane A Third Century of Stelis Systematics of Apoda-Repnetia Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Apoda-Prorepentia hystrix

Icones Pleurothallidiane A Third Century of Stelis Systematics of Apoda-Repnetia Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Apoda-Prorepentia hystrix drawing fide;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera hystrix photo fide