Trisetella klingeri Luer 2007 SECTION Trisetella SUBSECTION Calvicaulis Luer 1989

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Plant and Flowers

Photo by Patty Drake

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Photo by John Klinger

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Deep ShadeWinter SpringSummerFall

Common Name Klinger's Trisetella [American Orchid Enthusiast and cultivator of species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador without collection data as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 thin tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly linear, acute, narrowing below into the ramicaul that blooms at most any time of the year on a slender, erect, arising from low on the ramicaul, nearly smooth, with a bract near the base, 2.4 to 3" [6 to 7.5 cm] long, successively few, single flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

Most similar to Trisetella sororia but the tails of T klingeri are thicker and more clavate. T klingeri is characterized by small terte leaves and a much longer peduncle with a barely roughened surface. The flowers are pale orange with conspicuously thickened tails. The lateral sepals are deeply connate without forming a mentum. The petals are oblong and tridentate and the lip is elliptical and bicrested." Luer 2007


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 drawing ok