Pleurothallis megaglossa Luer & Dalström 1996

SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

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Full ShadeWarmcoldfallWinter

Common Name The Giant Tongued Pleurothallis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1400 to 2900 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular shheath an the lower third and 2 other at the base and carrying a single, apical, suberect, coriaceous, narrowly linear-ovate, acute, rounded, sessile, shallowly cordate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a fascile of .03" [1 mm] long, successive single flowered inflorescence arising from a narrow spathe and held on top of the leaf and has tuublar floral bracts.

Synonyms Acronia megaglossa (Luer & Dalström) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos megaglossus (Luer & Dalström) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide as Acronia megaglossa drawing fide

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