Trisetella escobarii Luer 1986

SECTION Trisetella SUBSECTION Calvicaulis Luer 1989 Photo by Eric Hunt

Another Angle

Another Angle Photos by Ron Parsons

Another Angle? Photo by Ron Hanko

Another Flower?

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flower Photos by Milan Vagner

Common Name Escobar's Trisetella [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast extrodinaire current]current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Norte de Santander Colombia in wet cloud forests at elevations around 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 loose, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly linear, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, smooth, erect, [3 to 5 cm] long, congested, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract near the middle.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen Ancipita, Scopula and Trisetella Vol 6 1989 drawing ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo ok;

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