Pleurothallis asperilinguis Rchb. f. & Warsz. 1854 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Acuminatae Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Rough Tongued Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" {1 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru without locality as a miniature sized epiphyte with slender, erect, ramicaul provided with a tubeur bract in the middle and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceopus, elliptical, obtuse t orounded apically, cuneate below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on a loose, distichous, subtended by a spathe arising from an annulus, peduncle .8" [2 cm] long, 2.8 t0 4" [7 to 10 cm] long, simultaneously several flowered inflorecence with as long to just longer than the pedicel florarl bracts and carrying yellow, glabrous externally, shortly pubescent within, subcarinate sepals and transluscent yellow petals.

"P asperlinguis is separated by its broad, non-acuminate sepals, the broadly obtuse petals two thirds as long as the spals, and a small lip half the length of the petals, The lip is narrowly obovate with the disc shallowly concave between a pair of calli above the middle that merge into a spiculate-verrucose callus near the apical margin." C A Luer 1999

Synonyms Anathallis asperilinguis (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Humboltia asperilinguis (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis aurea var. asperilinguis (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Foldats 1959; Specklinia asperilinguis (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Luer 2004; Stelis asperilinguis (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Karremans 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Systematics of Pleurothallis subsection Antenniferae, Longiracemosae, Macrophyllae-racemosae and Subgenera Pseudsostelis and Acuminata Luer 1999; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Anathallis asperlinguis; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia asperlinguis; LANKESTERIANA 13(3): 319332 Kerremans 2014 as Stelis asperlinguis;