Pleurothallis omoglossa Luer 1976 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Full shade Cool Cold

Common Name or Meaning The Shoulder Tongued Pleurothallis [refers to the base of the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 1000 to 2550 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, elongate, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly cordate, acute, leaf that blooms on a successively single flowered inflorescence

Differs in having narrow leaves and small flowers with a three veined dorsal sepal and a proportionately large, oblong, denticulate petals that are sometimes as long as the synsepal, and most of all the lip with basal angles that are slightly incurved from either side to the truncate base and their is a concave disc and the lateral margins of the glenion are elevated.

Synonyms Acronia omoglossa (Luer) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos omoglossus (Luer) Szlach. & Kulak 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide as Acronia omoglossa

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