Pleurothallis simpliciglossa Loefgr. 1918 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Full Shade Cool EARLYWinter LATESpring

Common Name or Meaning The Simple Lipped Pleurothallis

Flower Size

Found in southern Brazil in wet primary forests at elevations of 1100 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 5 membraneous brown sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, stiff, olive-green, obovate, faintly conduplicate, finely attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms in the early winter and late spring on 1 to 2, erect, 1.4 to 1.6" [3.5 to 4 cm] long, mostly simultaneously 6 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Anathallis simpliciglossa (Loefgr.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Specklinia simpliciglossa (Loefgr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing ok; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Anathallis simpliciglossa; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia simplicoglossa; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide