Zosterophyllanthos rhodoglossus is an orchid species identified by (Schltr.) Szlach. & Marg. in 2001. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Pleurothallis rhodoglossa.
ORIGIN: Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador in montane forests at elevations around 1000 to 1800 meters.
DESCRIPTION: 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.
FLOWER SIZE: 0.12 inches [3 mm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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