Trichosalpinx acremona (Luer) Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Tubella

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shadeWarm Cold SpringSummer Fall

Common Name The Branching Trichosalpinx

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia at elevations of 1150 to 2800 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with a prolific, branching, erect to suberect rhizome giving rise to an ascending, slender ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 8, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, ascending, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring summer and fall on a loose, subflexuous, filiform, .8 to 2" [2 to 5 cm] long including the .2 to .6" [.5 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicual

Synonyms *Pleurothallis acremona Luer 1979

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol I Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997 drawing fide;

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