Trisetella scobina Luer 1980 SECTION Trisetella SUBSECTION Triaristella

Photo by Ron Parsons and his Picasa Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Rasp-Like Peduncle Trisetella

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations of 800 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin, tubular shaeths and carrying a single, apcial, erect to suberect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly linear, semiterete, acute leaf that is dark green and often infused with purple beneath that blooms in the winter on a slendre, erect, congested, racemose, 3 3/4" to 6 2/5" [9 to 16 cm] long, scabrous, successively single flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract below the middle and thin, imbricating floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen Ancipita, Scopula and Trisetella Vol 6 1989 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #3 2013 photo fide;