Pleurothallis orygmoglossa (Luer & Dressler) J.M.H.Shaw 2014 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859

TYPE Drawing of Acronia orygmoglossa by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name or Meaning The Trench Lip Pleurothallis [refers to the channeled claw of the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Chiriqui province of Panama near the Fortuna Dam site at elevations aroumd 1000 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a close tubular sheath in the lower third and another at the base carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, sessile, cordate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a short, fascile of peduncles hidden within the spathe .32" [8 mm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with a tubular floral bract and carrying flowers with light yellow green tepals, and a red-brown lip.

”This species from western Panama is unique in the genus. it wasfound once within lush forests that were cleared and flooded by the Fortuna dam project. The leaves are narrowly ovateand long acute. The dorsal sepal recurves near the middle and is concave above the middle. The petals are oblong and denticulate. The lip is held forward from the synsepal by an elongated column-foot that is firmly attached to the elongated, channeled claw, The claw is continuous with a deep cleft at the base of the lip. It has no clse relatives.” Luer 2005

Synonyms *Acronia orygmoglossa Luer & Dressler 2005

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

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