Trisetella tenuissima (C.Schweinf.) Luer 1980 SECTION Trisetella SUBSECTION Calvicaulis Luer 1989 Photo by Sebastian Viera and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Side View of Another Flower Drawing by R Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Very Thin Trisetella [refers to the leaves and flowers]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Panama and the western cordillera of Colombia at elevations of 400 to 1200 meters as mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute to subacute apically leaf that blooms in the fall through spring on a filiform, erect, smooth, .8 to 1.12" [2 to 2.8 cm] long, congested, successively single, 3 to 5, flowered inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract below the middle .

Synonyms Masdevallia butcheri Luer 1976; *Masdevallia tenuissima C.Schweinf. 1937; Triaristella tenuissima (C.Schweinf.) Luer 1978; Triaristellina tenuissima (C.Schweinf.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Masdevallia tenuissima; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VI Luer 1989 drawing fide