Trichosalpinx atropurpurea Luer & Hirtz 1997 SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shadeCold Fall

Common Name The Dark Purple Trichosalpinx

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Loja Ecuador at elevations around 3350 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, superposed, comparatively stout ramicauls enveloped by 8 to 11 lepanthiform sheaths with ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, thickly coriaceous, erect to suberect, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on several, simultaneous, secund, loose, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul

Synonyms Tubella atropurpurea (Luer & Hirtz) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #1 2020 photo fide