Pleurothallis lingua Lindl. 1842 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

Plant and Flowers photos by Gabi's Orchideen and her Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Tongue Pleurothallis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in eastern Brazil at elevations of 700 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 tubular, membraneous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear-lanceolate, faintly conduplicate, light green attenuate into the base leaf that blooms in the spring through fall on a .12" to .2" [3 to 5 mm] long, single to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Humboltia lingua (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Pabstiella lingua (Lindl.) Luer 2007; Specklinia lingua (Lindl.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia lingua drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Pabstiella lingua; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide;