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
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