Pleurothallis phrynoglossa Luer & Hirtz 1998 SUBGENUS Kraenzlinella (Kuntze) Luer 1986

Photo by Ron Parsons

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Flower Photo? NOT

Inflorescence? NOT

Different Flower Angle? NOT

Photos courtesy of Christian Gegenbauer

Common Name The Toads Tongue Pleurothallis

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Azuay province of Ecuador without collection data as a mini-miniature sized, shortly repent epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, erect, apical, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms on a subcongested, to 1.2" [3 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence with oblique, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"Similar to P lappago in habit but perhaps with a shorter ramicaul. The flowers however are larger with the sepals and the eptals sharply acute. Most distinctive is the large unguiculate , warty lip." Luer 1998

CAUTION! The Drawing above is absolutely correct, the first photo is correct, the others I am sure are not this species but another unnamed species.

Synonyms Kraenzlinella phrynoglossa (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Systematics of Pleurothallis SUBGEN Crocodeilanthe, Rhynchopera and Talpinaria Luer 1998 fide to the drawing/photos maybe;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Kraenzlinella phyrnoglossa;

Phytotaxa 275: 272 Doucette 2016 as Acianthera phrynoglossa;

Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Acianthera phrynoglossa photo fide