Trichosalpinx barbelifera Luer & R.Vásquez 1997 SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986

Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

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Common Name The Barbel Bearing Trichosalpinx [refers to the long tails of the sepals]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Bolivia in steep forests at elevations around 2600 to 2750 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, prolific, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 5, closely adpressed, ribbed, lepanthiform sheaths with minutely ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect , elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a secund, loose, 3.2 to 6" [8 to 15 cm] long, simultaneoulsy several flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul

Synonyms Tubella barbelifera (Luer & R.Vásquez) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997 drawing fide;