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


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

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 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 fascile of solitary, successive flowers arising through a slender, reclining spathe.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia bovilingua drawing ok