Trichosalpinx acestrochila Luer 2002 SUBGENUS Trichosalpinx

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade Spring

Common Name The Needle Like Lip Trichosalpinx

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia without elevational data as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 8 coarsely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical-ovate, obtuse to subacute, round to cuneate below into the petiolatre base leaf that blooms in the spring on a congested, arising from near the apex of the ramicaul, .16 to .32" [4 to 8 mm] long, simultaneously 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with a bit longer to equal to the pedicel in length floral bracts.

Related to T orbicularis but differs in the narrowly ovate, apically narrowly acuminate petals and the narrowly ovate lip with the margins of the long-acuminate apex revolute.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV A First Century of New Species of Stelis of Ecuador Part 1 Luer 2002 drawing fide