Pleurothallis tryssa Luer 1975

SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Acroniae SERIES Acroniae Luer 1988

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Common Name The Dainty Pleurothallis

Flower Size .2" [6 mm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 400 to 1800 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with very slender, erect to suberect ramicauls enveloped by a thin, tubular sheath below the middle and another at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, ovate, acute, rounded to subcordate, sessile base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a delicate, flexible, 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long, loose, several flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from a spathe at the base of the leaf.

Synonyms Acronia tryssa (Luer) Luer 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 265 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Systematics of Pleurothallis Section Abortivae, Truncatae, Subsection Acroniae, Subgenera Dracontia and Uncifera Luer 1998 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia tryssa