Pleurothallis gonioglossa Schlechter 1923 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

Photo by Franco Pupulin


HOLOTYPE Drawing by Oakes Ames

Common Name The ? Lip Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica at elevations aorund 900 to 1050 meters as a mini-miiature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with thin, rigid ramicauls enveloped by 3, amplexicaul sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, oblong to oblong-elliptic, obtuse apically, cuneate below into the baser leaf that blooms in the winter on a reclining, peduncle setiform, to .4" {1 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence..

Very similar to and often cited as a synonym of P sanchoi but P gonioglossa has a wider column without the circular collar that P sanchoi has. They also differ in the lip with P sanchoi having a deep thin central channel towards the lip base.

Synonyms Zosterophyllanthos gonioglossa [Schlechter] Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 19: 189 Schltr. 1923;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986;

Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide