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

Photo by Franco Pupulin

Common Name The ? Lip Pleurothallis

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Found in Costa Rica at elevations aorund 900 meters as a warm growing epiphyte that blooms in the winter.

Very similar to and often cited as a synonym of P sanchoi but P gonioglossa one 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 ; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide