Zootrophion trivalve (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 1982 Photo by Jorge Mario Munera B.

Common Name The Three Lobed Zootrophion

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia without locational data as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 7, loose, inflated, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, more or less purple suffused beneath, elliptical, subacute, rounded to cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and spring on a .32" [8mm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence arising through an annulus from near the apex of the ramicaul with a tubular floral bract.

Synonyms *Cryptophoranthus trivalvis Luer & R.Escobar 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 14 #2 Luer & Escobar 1981 as Cryptophoranthus trivalvus drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide