Trisetella fissidens Luer & Hirtz 1989 SECTION Trisetella SUBSECTION Calvicaulis Luer 1989 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Common Name The Cracked Tooth Trisetella [refers to the jagged, toothlike processes of the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, semiterete, channeled, narrowly elliptical to linear, acute leaf that blooms in the spring on a slender, erect, smooth, 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm] long, congested, successively single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a thin bract below the middle.

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VI 1989 drawing fide

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