Phloeophila dasyglossa (Luer & R.Escobar) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

Photo By Jorge Mario Munera

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep ShadeHotWarm Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Shaggy Tongue Phloeophila [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in El Choco' department of Colombia at unspecified locations as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 1 to 2, long, loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, elliptical, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an arching, loose, to 1.6" [to 4 cm] long including the .6" [1.5 cm] long slender peduncle, successively single, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Cryptophoranthus dasyglossus Luer & R.Escobar 1981; Ophidion dasyglossum (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 14 #2 Luer & Escobar 1981 as Cryptophoranthus dasyglossus drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Ophidion dasyglossum drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Ophidion dasyglossum drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Ophidion dasyglossum photo fide