Trisetella vittata (Luer) Luer 1980 SECTION Trisetella SUBSECTION Calvicaulis Luer 1989

Flower Closeup Photos by S Manning and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Longitudinaly Striped Sepal Trisetella

Flower Size 1/8" [5 mm]

Found in Ecuador in clound forestsat elevations of 1900 to 2100 meters with erect, ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 thin tubular sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, bluish green-purplish beneath, narrowly elliptical, acute to subacute leaf that blooms on an erect, 2" [5 cm] long, slender, smooth, congested, racemose, inflorescence arising from low on the ramicaul with a succession of 2 to 3 single flowers occuring in the spring and summer.

Synonyms Masdevallia vittata Luer 1989; Triaristella vittata (Luer) Luer 1978; Triaristellina vittata (Luer) Rauschert 1983

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