Trisetella sororia Luer & Andreetta 1989 SECTION Trisetella SUBSECTION Calvicaulis Luer 1989 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower

Another Flower Closeup Photo by Joseph Dougherty

Part shadeColdFall

Common Name The Sister-Like Trisetella [refers to the relationship with this orchid and others in the genus]

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador as a mini-miniature, cold growing epiphyte at elevations around 2200 meters with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly linear-terete, acute leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, erect, smooth, 2 to 2 3/8" [5 to 6 cm] long, successively single flowered, racemose inflorescence that arises from the base of the ramicaul with a bract near the base and floral bracts occuring in the spring.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen Ancipita, Scopula and Trisetella Vol 6 1989 drawing fide