Pleurothallis bovilingua Luer & R.Escobar 1998 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

Another flower

Photos by Rodrigo Escobar and The Epidendra Orchid Photo Website

Drawing

Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Cow Tongue Pleurothallis [refers to the curved labellum]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Colombia with no collection data as a large sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular basal sheaths and another below the middle and carrying a single, apical, horizontal to deflexed, coriaceous, narrowly cordate-ovate, acute, acuminate, sessile and deeply cordate below leaf that blooms in the fall on a resting on the leaf, arising through a slender, reclining spathe, fasciculate, peduncle less than .4" [1 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence with a shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Distinguished by the narrowly ovate, acuminate leaf, large flowers, spreading, acute petals and an ovate lip with the rounded paex incurved, remoniscent of the tongue af a cow." Luer & Escobar 1998

Synonyms Acronia bovilingua (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos bovilingua (Luer & R.Escobar) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Orquideologia Vol. 21 No 1 Dodson 1998 photo/drawing fide;

Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Syatematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia bovilingua

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Syatematics of Dryadella Systematics of Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Luer 2005 as Acronia bovilingua drawing ok;

Lankesteriana Vol 18 [2]: Jimenez, Baquero, Wilson & Iturralde 2018 drawing fide

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