Trichosalpinx berlineri (Luer) Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Trichosalpinx Photo by ©Lisa Thoerle

Another color form

Plant and flowers Photo by © Byron Rinke


Common Name Berliner's Trichosalpinx [American Original Collector of Species current]

Flower Size 1/5" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 850 to 2500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with arcuate, descending, slender, slightly flexuous ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 14 leapanthiform sheaths and carries a single, apical, thinly coriaceous, pendant, narrowly elliptical, acute, leaf that is cuneate below into the petiole. This species blooms on a pendant, loose, distichous, subflexuous, flexible, 2" to 6" [5 to 15 cm] long, simultaneously several flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from near the apex of ramicaul.

This plant is variable in flower color.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis berlineri Luer 1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Pleurothallis berlinii drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo maybe; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo impossible; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide