Pleurothallis tiarata Luer & Hirtz 2004 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Macrophyllae-Racemosae [Lindl] Luer 1986 Photo by Gilberto Merino and The Blue Nanta Website

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Turban Pleurothallis [refers to the deeply concave uppermost synsepal]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 1200 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms on 1 to 3, loose, pendent, slender, arcuate, to 1" [2.5 cm] long including the .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, successively 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe at the base of the leaf and carries a non-resupinate flower.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide;

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