Pleurothallis tyria Luer & Hirtz 1996 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Macrophyllae-Fasciclatae Lindl. 1859 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Tyrian Purple Pleurothallis [refers to the flower color]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador at elevations around 1800 to 1900 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls with a close, tubular sheath in the lower third and 2 others at the base and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute, rounded and shallowly cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer on a successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising through and concealed by a spathe and has a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms Acronia tyria (Luer & Hirtz) Luer 2005; Zosterophyllanthos tyrius (Luer & Hirtz) Szlach. & Kulak 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVII Luer 2005 as Acronia tyria drawing fide;