Trichosalpinx ballatrix Luer & R.Escobar1984 SUBGENUS Tubella

Photo by © Luer & Escobar and The Epidendra Website

Full shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Ballet Dancer Trichosalpinx

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in cloud forest at elevations of 2380 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls envelope dby 2 5to 3 minutely scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coricaeous, mottled with purple beneath, broadly elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a delicate, loose, filiform, .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long including the .6" [1.5 cm] long peduncle, successively 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul

Synonyms Tubella ballatrix (Luer & R.Escobar) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 16(2): 178. 1984 drawing/photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997 drawing fide;

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