Photo by Dale and Deni Borders

Common Name The Hedgehog Phloeophila refers to the spiny flower

A creeping mat forming dwarf epiphyte found in Brazil that blooms on a short, single flowered inflorescence that arises from the leaf axil.

Synonyms Phloeophila echinata Hoehne & Schltr. 1926

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 7 385 - 448 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol 3 Luer 1986; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Pleurothallidinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 as Pleurothallis echinantha; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 11 2006 photo fide