Trisetella dalstroemii Luer 1994 SECTION Trisetella SUBSECTION Calvicaulis Luer 1989 Photo by Lorena Endara Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website


Common Name Dalstroem's Trisetella [Swedish Orchid Illustrator extrodinaire Current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations of 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing tufted epiphyte with with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 thin, loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly obovate, subacute to obtuse, narrowing below into an ill defined petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a slender, erect to suberect, 1.8 to 2.2" [4.5 to 5.5 cm] long, congested, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from the base of the ramicaul witha thin bract in the lower third, and a tubular, oblique floral bract

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XI 1994 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001