Kingdom: Plantae Rank: Genus Parent: Orchidaceae Status: Invalid Reason: unverified

Morphological Description

Diagnosis: The flowers of Trizeuxis are minute and fusion of the floral segments does not physically allow the flowers to open widely. It is quite easy to mistake a plant of Trizeuxis in flower for a species that is only in bud. The miniature fan-shaped plants are immediately recognized the architecture of the inflorescences. The slender wiry panicles have extremely densely congested terminal segments.

Vegetative Morphology

Habit: Miniature caespitose epiphytes producing fan-shaped growths. Pseudobulbs minute, completely concealed by leaf sheaths.

Leaves: Leaves altenate, distichous, strongly bilaterally compressed, rigid-fleshy.

Reproductive Morphology

Inflorescence: Inflorescences erect axillary pedunculate panicles. Flowers minute, barely opening, yellowish-white.

Flowers: Flowers minute, barely opening, yellowish-white. Dorsal sepal and petals free, the lateral sepals fused for their length. Lip obscurely three-lobed, sessile, without callus. Column stout, club-shaped, without wings or foot; pollinia 2, on a common oblong-ellitpic stipe and minute viscidium.