Pleurothallis lasioglossa Schltr. 1921 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Muscosae Lindl. 1842

Drawing of Panmorphia lasioglossa 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 Chimborazo and Morona-Santiago provinces of southern Ecuador at elevations of 2600 to 3100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, repent 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, shorter than the ovary floral bract.

"Characterized by a long, creeping rhizome that produces a loose hanging, entangled mass of intertwined rhizomes and ramicauls. The ramicuals are short, the leaves are anrrowly obovate, the inflorescencce is a flexuous raceme of successive flowers that ususally does not exceed the leaf. The sepals are narrowly acute, the petals are serrated and long-apiculate andf the lip is minutely ciliate, oblong, with short, obtuse, marginal angles below the middle and a minutely papillose apex." Luer 2006

Synonyms Anathallis implexa (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Anathallis lasioglossa (Schltr.) Luer 2009; Panmorphia lasioglossa (Schltr.) Luer 2006; Pleurothallis implexa Luer 1980; Specklinia lasioglossa (Schltr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 8: 59 Schlechter 1921;

Selbyana 1: 192 Luer 1975 drawing not = P pachyphyta;

Phytologia 46: 367 Luer 1980 as P implexa;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Systematics of Pleurothallis Luer 1986 as P implexa;

Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4:249 Pridgeon and Chase 2001 as Anathallis lasioglossa;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Specklinia lasioglossa;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia lasioglossa;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII A Reconsideration of Masdevallia Systematics of Specklinia Luer 2006 as Panmorphia lasioglossa drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXX Lepanthes of Jamaica Systematics of Stelis of Ecuador 4 Luer 2009 as Anathallis lasioglosssa

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