Trisetella didyma (Luer) Luer 1980 SECTION Trisetella SUBSECTION Triaristella Photo courtesy of Walter Teague.

Lip Closeup Photo by The Orchid Society of France Northern Section.

Common Name The Twinned Trisetella [refers to the pair of approximate tails of the lateral sepals]

Flower Size 1 3/5" [4 cm] tall

Found in southern Ecuador in cloudforests at elevations of 1450 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erectramicauls enveloped baslly by 2 to 3, thin tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, dark green, suffused with purple beneath, acute to subacute leaf and blooms in the spring and summer on a slender, erect to suberect, 1 3/4" to 3 3/5" [4.5 to 9 cm] long, inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul and having 2 to 3, successive flowers one at a time.

Synonyms *Masdevallia didyma Luer 1978; Triaristella [Luer] Luer 1978; Triaristellina didyma [Luer] Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen Ancipita, Scopula and Trisetella Vol 6 1989 drawing fide