Trisetella nodulifera Luer & Hirtz 1989 SECTION Trisetella SUBSECTION Calvicaulis Luer 1989

Another Flower

Photos by Ecuagenera and their Ecuadorian Orchid Website

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Another Angle ok

Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Nodule-Bearing Trisetella [refers to the apex of the lip]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago province of Ecuador and Amazonas department of Peru at elevations around 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, densly caespitose, warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths carrying a single apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, semi-terete, channeled narrowly elliptic to linear, acute leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, arising from low on the ramicaul, slender, smooth, with a bract below the middle1.6" to 2.4" [4 to 6 long, congested, successively single, few flowered racemose inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Similar to Trisetella triaristella with large flowers with long, slender tails but the peduncle is smooth instead of verrucose. The most distinguishing feature is the subpanduriform lip with a conspicuous, rounded callus on the center of the rounded disc." Luer 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VI Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen Ancipita, Scopula and Trisetella Luer 1989 drawing fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;