Trisetella cordeliae Luer 1989 SECTION Trisetella SUBSECTION Triaristella Rchb.f 1876

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Photo by Milan Wagner

Flower Photo by Eric Hunt

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Plant and Flowers

Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name Cordelia's Trisetella [Mrs Cordelia Webb discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .64" [1.6 cm]

Found in Huanuco department of Peru at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, densly caespitose, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, thin, tubular sheaths carrying a single apical, erect, fleshy, linear, semiterete, acute, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf and blooms in the spring on an erect, arises from low on the ramicaul, peduncle slender, verrucose, 2 to 2.2" [5 to 5.5 cm] long, with a bract below the middle, congested , successively single, few flowered inflorescence with as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"The peduncle is lightly but distinctly scabrous except for the near the apex. The lateral sepals are connate into a broadly expanded synsepal with a rounded apex with lateral, diverging, clavate tails. The petals are not remarkable, but 5 longitudinal calli course down the lip. An acute, erect process is present near the middle of the lateralmost pair of calli." Luer 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol VI Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen Ancipita, Scopula and Trisetella Luer 1989 drawing fide; drawing fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;