Zootrophion beloglottis (Schltr.) Luer 2004 Photo by Andreas Philipp

Another Flower Photo by Patricia Harding

Common Name The Arrow-Headed Tongue Zootrophion

Flower Size .3" [7 mm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in sub-andean forests as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect to ascending ramicaul enveloped by 3 to 4, apiculate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to suberect, ovate, obtuse, rounded below into the sulcate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a fasciculate, 1 to 3, .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Cryptophoranthus belogottis Schltr. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten III Ecuador Schlechter 1921 as Cryptophoranthus beloglottis; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing fide; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide;