Trisetella lasiochila Pupulin 2000SECTION Trisetella SUBSECTION Calvicaulis Luer 1989 Drawing by Franco Pupulin and The Epidendra Orchid Website


Common Name The Shaggy Tightly Overgrown Lip Trisetella [refers to the jagged, toothlike processes of the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Cartago Costa Rica at elevations around 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, terete ramicauls enveloped by 1 to 2, tubular sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, green, linear to narrowly elliptical-linear, semiterete, sulcate, obtuse to minutely retuse apically leaf that blooms in the later spring on a smooth, erect to slightly arching, 2.04" [5.1 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence arsing from low on the ramicaul concealed within a short, tubular sheath and has ovate, truncate floral bracts

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 15(1): 30-32, f. 6. 2000 Pupulin drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;