Trichosalpinx bricenoensis Luer & R.Escobar 1997 SUBGENUS Pseudolepanthes Luer 1986

Photo by Rodrigo Escobar

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shadeCool LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Briceno Trichosalpinx [A town in Antioquia Colombia]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia on the western cordillera at elevations around 1850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, comparatively stout ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5 densely short ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, purple suffused beneath, broadly elliptical, subacute to obtuse, apiculate, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a filiform, sparsely spiculate, acuminate, strict, loose, 5.2" [13 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul

Synonyms Pseudolepanthes bricenoensis (Luer & R.Escobar) Archila 2000

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