Trisetella hoeijeri

Trisetella hoeijeri

Trisetella hoeijeri                                                                                                                                                             photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by Luer, Carlyle August  &  Hirtz, Alexander C.
  published in  Lindeyana  1 ( 3 ) : 192    1986
  family Orchidaceae 
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Pleurothallidinae
  genus Trisetella  Luer 1980
  metabolism C3 pathway, stomata of the leaves are open during the day.
    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of origins

cloud forests, on twigs, in Ecuador (Morona-Santiago, Gualaguiza)

  altitude 1500 - 2000 m (4950 - 6600 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Macas (Morona-Santiago, Ecuador)
    Köppen climate classification : Af, humid tropical climate of the rainforest
    (without a winter season, more and abundant rainfall)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1750 m / 5800 ft) : 
    Trisetella hoeijeri b gr uk
  photoperiod   in Macas this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 12 h 09 m' to 11 h 51 m' 
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade to low 
inflorescence     length 4 - 5 cm (1.6" - 2"), basal 
  nr flowers 1
  size single flower 3 L 6 cm (1.2" L 2.4")
  duration single flower, ≈ 20 days     
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 20 days
CITES appendix II

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