Pleurothallis melanoglossa Luer & R.Escobar 1996

SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Sicariae SUBSECTION Sicariae Luer 1986

Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name or Meaning The Black Tongued Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Risaralda Colombia at elevations around 2800 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing caespitose epiphyte with erect, stout, broadly expanded towards the apex, sharply winged ramicauls enveloped at the base by 2 to 3 sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, margins of the sessile base continuous with the sharply winged apex of the ramicaul that blooms in the spring on a .4" [1 cm] long, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe and has an infundibular floral bract.

Synonyms Acianthera melanoglossa (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 20: 74. Luer 1996 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Acianthera melanoglossa

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