Pleurothallis glossopogon Rchb.f. 1855 SUBGENUS Restrepioidia Luer 1986 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Angle of what was known as P biserrula Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Flower Head On Photo by Arturo Carillo

Common Name or Meaning The Tongue-Like Beard Pleurothallis

Flower Size .1/2" [1.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Colombia at elevations of 2100 to 2200 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 1 to 2, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, fleshy, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, subacute to obtuse and tridenticulate apically, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on 1 to several, erect, laxly 2 to 10 flowered, racemose, 6.4 to 12" [16 to 30 cm] long inflorescencce arising through an acute, conduplicate, glabrous spathe carrying faintly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Humboldtia biserrula (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Humboldtia glossopogon (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Humboldtia insignis (Rolfe) Kuntze 1891; Lindleyalis glossopogon (Rchb.f.) Luer 2004; Pleurothallis birchenallii Rolfe 1909; Pleurothallis biserrula Rchb.f. 1855; Pleurothallis hoppii Schltr. 1924; Pleurothallis insignis Rolfe 1887;

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as P biserrula; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as P sirene; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1892 as Pleurothallis scapha drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as P insigne; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:46 Schlechter 1924 as P hoppii; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 as P biserrula drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as P insignis; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 as Pleurothallis biserrula drawing good; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970as P insignis; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 as P insignis drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as P biserrula drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as P insignis drawing fide; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986 as Pleurothallis biserrula; Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 as P biserrula photo fide; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 as P biserrula photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as P biserrula drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as P sirene drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as P biserrula photo ok; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as P sirene photo hmm; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Lindleyallis glossopogon

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