Ophidion dasyglossum confirmed to be Phloeophila pleurothallopsi
Batavia O.S. Show 2/16/13 Natural Spread 0.9cm/horiz. 0.9cm/vert. Petal 0.9 1.4 (this is an error should be Lateral sepal) 13cm x 13cm plant grown on a 13cm x 7cm cork slab; leaves lanceolate up to 5.5cm in length x 1cm in width; inflorescense successive up to 6.5cm in length; 5 flowers and 2 buds on seven inflorescences; flowers translucent green, heavily overlaid and mottled burgundy; substance heavy; texture glossy; sepals fused distally open windows similar to Zootrophion; horticultural synonym Phloeophila dasyglossa. CBR/AOS signed James Spatzek I got the plant Sept. 2010 from Andrea Niesson/Orquideas del Valle. there are 42 leaves, the longest is 6.4cm x 1.2cm, the smallest(mature) is 5.0cm x 0.7cm. the ramicauls have 3 burgundy sheaths. The leaf tips have 3 very sharp almost hairlike points(tips).the central one is the finest. Inflorescences are sequential, 2 to 3 flowered. Ramicauls bloom more than once. Young leaves emerge with a reddish tint. The growth habit is caespitose. There are two sheaths, low and midway on the inflorescense, and each flower also has a sheath to rise out of.
Ophidion dasyglossum, award 20132745, has been confirmed to be Phloeophila pleurothallopsis, by SITF (April 2013), with assistance of Gustavo Aguirre.