Pleurothallis scabrilinguis Lindl. 1836 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciculatae Lindl 1859

Plant and Flowers in situ Ecuador

Photos by Andreas Kay and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower

Photo by Alex Reynolds and the ORCHIDS of MAQUIPUCUNA Website

Common Name The Scabrous Lipped Pleurothallis [refers to the labellum]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia Ecuador and Peru at elevations around 1500 to 3300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial on steep banks with slender, erect, suberect to horizontal ramicauls enveloped by a close tubular sheath on the lower half and 1 to 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, suberect to horizontal, rigid, thickly coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, sessile, shallowly cordate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a fascile of .05 to .15" [1 to 3 mm] long, successive, single, resupinate flowers arising through a spathe and has thin, tubular floral bracts

Synonyms Acronia scabrilinguis (Lindl.) Luer 2005; Humboldtia scabrilinguis (Lindl.) Kuntze1891; Zosterophyllanthos scabrilinguis (Lindl.) Szlach. & Marg. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia scabrilinguis drawing good lip shorter in photo