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Trisetella gemmata

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Duane McDowell, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. Duane McDowell

    Duane McDowell Terrarium Hobbyist

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    Roseville, MN
    The first Trisetella I ever saw was T. heubneri (triglochin). It was in J and L Orchids' display at the Milwaukee Orchid Society show in 1984. I fell in love, but I was afraid to try such a small and frail-looking plant. I got this one from J and L, and it has done pretty well for me. It seems a little slow to establish, but now that it has taken hold, it appears to be doing fine.
    I'm interested to see how my definitions have changed, too.
    I remember thinking of this as a "tiny" orchid.
    Now that I'm growing it, I think of it as "mid-sized" with "large" blooms.
    The Trisetellas were formerly a part of the Masdevallia complex, and were one of the earlier genera split off from that group.
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