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