Pleurothallis ankyloglossa Luer & Hirtz 2000 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Amphygiae Luer 1998 Photo by Duane McDowell and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Inflorescence Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Full shadeCool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Split Tongued Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] wide x 1.6" [4 cm] long

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender elongate ramicauls carrying a single, apical, linear, gradually narrowing below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on several, erect, 8" [20 cm] long, successively flowering inflorescence.

Synonyms Acronia ankyloglossa (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing good petals seem wrong; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia ankyloglossa; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 2003 photo fide