Trisetella strumosa Luer & Andreetta 1989 SECTION Trisetella SUBSECTION Triaristella Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Flower Closeup Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

Common Name The Swollen Trisetella

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the Cordillera del Condor Ecuador at elevations of 1500 to 1650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with short, slender ramicauls envelopped by 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, fleshy, linear, semi-terete, acute, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on a erect, slender, congested, verrucose, 3 to 4" [7.5 to 10 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract below the middle.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VI Luer 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide