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

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

Flower Size 1 1/8" [3 cm]

Found in southeastern Ecuador and north central Peru as a mini-miniature sized, densly caespitose, warm growing epiphyte at elevations around 900 meters 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 on an erect, slender, smooth, 1 3/8" to 2 3/8" [4 to 6 long, congested racemose inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul that has a succession of solitary flowers held well above the leaves occuring in the fall.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen Ancipita, Scopula and Trisetella Vol 6 1989 drawing fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide;