Trisetella hoeijeri Luer & Hirtz 1986 SECTION Fissura Luer 1989

Side View of Flower Photo by © Milan Vágner

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Common Name Hoeijer's Trisetella [Swedish discoverer of species 20th cen]

Flower Size 1 3/8" [3.5 cm]

A mini-miniature sized, densly caespitose, epiphytic, cool growing species that is found in southeastern Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 1800 meters with erect ramicauls that are enveloped basally by 2 to 3 loose, ribbed, tubular sheaths that blooms on an erect, 1 1/2" [3.75 cm] long, very slender, smooth, congested raceme arising from low on the ramicaul that has a succession of solitary flowers held well above the leaves and occuring at any time of the year.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen Ancipita, Scopula and Trisetella Vol 6 1989 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 63 #1 1999 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 2 2005 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide