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

Photo by Rodrigo Escobar

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shadeCool LATEWinter EARLYSpring

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

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of 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.

"Closest to T pseudolepanthes but distinguished by the long-spiculate ovary instead of glabrous, much broader petals with a basal angle on the upper margin and a shorter broader lip." Luer 1997

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; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Pseudolepanthes bricenoensis photo not???

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