Pleurothallis rhodoglossa Schltr.1922 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859

Drawing by Schlechter and The Epidendra Website

Full Shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Red Tongued Pleurothallis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador in montane forests at elevations around 1000 to 1800 meters as small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by a close, tubular sheath on the lower third and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, suberect to spreading, coriaceous, broadly ovate, subacute to obtuse, acuminate, long-mucronate, cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring on an suberect, .04 to .08" [1 to 2 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising and enveloped by a spathe at the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Acronia rhodoglossa (Schltr.) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos rhodoglossus (Schltr.) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 17: 22. 1922 Schlechter; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol III Luer 1986; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 drawing fide as Acronia rhodoglossa