Trisetella dressleri (Luer) Luer 1980 SECTION Trisetella SUBSECTION Calvicaulis Luer 1989

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Common Name Dressler's Trisetella [American Botanist current]

Flower Size 1/5" [5mm]

Found in Panama in cloudforests as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 650 to 1000 meters with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute leaf that is narrowly cuneate below into the base that can bloom at any time of the year on an erect, slender, smooth, 1 3/4" [4.5cm] long, racemose inflorescence witha succession of single flowers. succession of single flowers.

Synonyms *Masdevallia dressleri Luer 1976; Triaristella dressleri (Luer) Luer 1978; Triaristellina dressleri (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; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 8 2003 photo;

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