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Trisetella

Trisetella triglochin plate
Trisetella triglochin plate from The Genus Masdevallia

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Alliance:
Genus: Trisetella
Luer 1980
Type Species
Trisetella triaristella


Trisetella abbreviated as Tris. in horticultural trade, is a genus of in the orchid family (Orchidaceae) comprised of around twenty species

DistributionEdit

The genus is distributed from Mexico to Brazil and through the Andes.

DescriptionEdit

This genus is similar to Masdevallia but differs with its distinctive lip structure and column foot. They bear small flowers with fused sepals and fused petals. The synsepal bears three hair-like tails.

CultureEdit

Keep plant in shade. Plant can be grown in intermediate to warm conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist. Plants prefer high humidity.

NamingEdit

The name is derived from the Latin meaning "with three little bristles"

SynonymsEdit

  1. Triaristella (Rchb. f.) Brieger ex Luer 1978
  2. Triaristellina Rauschert 1983

Species Edit

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