Trichosalpinx amygdalodora (Kraenzl.) Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Tubella Photo by Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing

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

Full shade Cold Winter Spring LATERSummer

Common Name The Almond Scented Trichosalpinx [refers to the flowers odor - apparantly only from an herbarium specimen]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 2800 to 3400 meters as a small to giant sized, proliferating, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, stout to slender, prolific ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 5, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with some stout supporting ramicauls with to 15 lepanthiform sheaths with a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, oblong-elliptical, obtuse to rounded, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring, later summer on a loose, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long including the .4 " [1 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicual

Synonyms *Pleurothallis amygdalodora Kraenzl. 1906; Pleurothallis pyxos Luer & R.Escobar 1981; Trichosalpinx pyxos (Luer & R.Escobar) Luer 1983; Tubella amygdalodora (Kraenzl.) Archila 2000;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideologia Vol 14 #2 Luer & Escobar 1981 as Pleurothallis pyxos drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997 drawing fide;