Trisetella andreettae Luer 1986 SECTION Trisetella SUBSECTION Calvicaulis Luer 1989

Side View of Flower


Plant and Flower Photos © by Milan Vágner

Common Name Andreetta's Trisetella [Discoverer of species - Saliesian priest]

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

A mini-miniature sized, caespitose, cool growing epiphyte found in southern Ecuador in tall rainforests along streams at an elevation of 1600 meters with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose tubular sheaths carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, subacute leaf that has purple spotting on the underside and blooms on a slender, erect, 1/8"+ [30 to 40 mm] long, successively 2 to 5 flowered, racemose, smooth inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and holding the flower well above the leaf of single successive opening flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen Ancipita, Scopula and Trisetella Vol 6 1989 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #2 2012 photo fide;