Trisetella regia Königer 1981 SECTION Trisetella SUBSECTION Triaristella Rchb.f 1876

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Common Name The Regal Trisetella [Refers to the flowers large size]

Flower Size 1.2" x 4.8" [3 x 12 cm]

Found in Amazonas department of Peru at elevations around 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly semiterete, lightly sulcate, acute, dark green leaf that blooms in the summer on a slender, erect, stiff, arisng from low on the ramicaul, scabrous, with a bract below the middle, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, congested, successively single flowered, racemose, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with thin, imbricating shorter than the pedicel floral bract carrying a flower that is the largest of the genus.

"Closely allied to Trisetella scobina but T regia has longer, semiterete and narrower leaves and longer, stiff, raspy peduncle, sepals and tails. The lip has the usual pair of longitudinal calli but they flank a single, central carina instead of a small pair as in T scobina." 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; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo ok; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;