Pleurothallis nephroglossa Schltr. 1921 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Photo by Ron Parsons and his Picasa Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Kidney Shaped Tongue Pleurothallis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 2750 to 3100 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with stout, suberect to horizontal, thickly coriaceous, oblong-ovate, obtuse to acute, shortly acuminate, cordate intothe sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter through spring on a .2" [5 mm] long, single [someteimes 2 to simultaneous] flowered inflorecence arising and enveloped completely through a reclining spathe

Synonyms Acronia nephroglossa (Schltr.) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos nephroglossus (Schltr.) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia nephroglossa drawing fide;