Pleurothallis thysana Luer & J.J. Portilla 2001 SUBGENUS Didactylus Luer 2004

Lip Detail Photos by Marni Turkel

Side View of Flower Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuadorian Orchid Website.

Common Name The Fringed Pleurothallis [refers to the petals and lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a small sized, coolgrowing epiphyte with slender, erect to horizontal ramicaul enveloped by a tubular sheath below the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer on a pendent to arching, flaccid, distichous, 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm] long, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence without a spathe and has a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Didactylus thysana (Luer & J.J. Portilla) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Didactylus thysana; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Didactylus thysana