Pleurothallis coeloglossa Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscariae Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Hollow Tongue Pleurothallis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in cloud forests at elevations of 1400 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls with 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, loose, 1.6" [4 cm] long including the .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the ramicaul.

Synonyms Muscarella coeloglossa (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2006; Specklinia coeloglossa (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XXVIII Luer 2006 as Muscarella clavigera drawing fide;