Trisetella abbreviata Luer 1980 SECTION Trisetella SUBSECTION Calvicaulis Luer 1989

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Common Name The Shortened Trisetella [refers to the short leaves and floral segments]

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Endemic to southern Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths carrying carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly linear, semiterete, acute leaf that gives rise to a succession of a few [2 to 3] single flowers borne in a congested raceme with a filiform erect, smooth to faintly scabrous peduncle arising from low on the ramicaul that appears in the winter.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen Ancipita, Scopula and Trisetella Vol 6 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #3 2013 photo fide;