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

TYPE drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra 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 Morona-Santiago province of Ecuador at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing, caespitose 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, arching, erect, arising from the base of the leaf through a slender spathe , peduncle 4 to 4.8" [10 to 12 cm] long, 10.4" [27 cm] long overall, remotely, successively few flowering inflorescence with a thin, infundibular, shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

" Characterized by the long ramicaul, narrow, sessile leaf and a long drooping raceme of a few flowers. The flowers are pendent with a curved ovary that places the lip uppermost. The flowers are bilabiate with similar, narrow, concave middle sepal and synsepal. The petals are held downward opposite the lip and column. The lip is suborbicular and deeply concave, appressed against the column and the apex is abruptly bent downward against the outer, bottom surface of the lip." Luer 2000

Synonyms Acronia ankyloglossa (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Systematics of Jostia, Andinia, Barbosella, Barbrodia & Pleurothallis subgen Antilla, Effusia and Restrepioidia Luer 2000

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Systematics of Jostia, Andinia, Barbosella, Barbrodia & Pleurothallis subgen Antilla, Effusia and Restrepioidia Luer 2000 drawing good petals seem wrong;

Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 2003 photo fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Systematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005as Acronia ankyloglossa;

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