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Pleurothallis 'Tina'

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by JohnsonS, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. JohnsonS

    JohnsonS Active Member

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    I received this one recently as Pleurothallis 'Tina'. I was curious if anyone recognizes it as a known species or hybrid? I tried to get some closeups, but this one seems to be sensitive to humidity and closes up too quickly when I take it out of the tank it is growing in. The flower is maybe about 1cm wide (or a little less) when fully open. Long chains of about seven or eight flowers. The foliage is quite small as well. I will try to get a few additional photos soon.


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    Looks like the Pleurothallis tryssa I had once. Grew well, under humid intermediate conditions, until (unbeknownst to me until too late) a large slug took up residence in the pot. Destoyed all the growing points.

    My plant was 2-3" tall, with 1" leaves.
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Looks like what's been being passed around as "sp. Lita" recently.
     
  4. JohnsonS

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    Someone else suggested tryssa as well.


    This, too, was another suggestion; and, after seeing photos of Pleurothallis sp. 'Lita, Ecuador' I believe that's what this one is.


    Here is another photo to give a size reference:

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    Seems about right for tryssa. I believe I've seen it growing above Mindo, in Ecuador. (But that was 20+ years ago.)
     
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    A close-up:

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    Such a tiny beauty !