Pleurothallis lasioglossa Schltr. 1921 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Hairy Tongue Pleurothallis [refers to the appearance of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southern Ecuador at elevations of 2600 to 3100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with ascending ramicauls enveloped by 2 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, acute to subacute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a loose, flexuous, distichous, 2.2" [5.5 cm] long, including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, successively 2 to 12 flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul and has a tubular floral bract

Synonyms Anathallis implexa (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Anathallis lasioglossa (Schltr.) Luer 2009; Panmorphia lasioglossa (Schltr.) Luer 2006; Specklinia lasioglossa (Schltr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia lasioglossa; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Panmorphia lasioglossa drawing fide

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