Trichosalpinx caudata Luer & R.Escobar 1997 SUBGENUS Trichosalpinx

Photo by Byron Rinke

Part shadeCool HotLATE Spring

Common Name The Tailed Trichosalpinx

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia at elevations around 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 8 minutely but coarsly ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, more or less suffused with purpl beneath, broadly elliptical-ovate, subacute to obtuse, abruptly contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a congested, secund, .18" to .35" [4 to 7 mm] long, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising from behind the leaf from near the apex of the ramicaul


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997 drawing fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Lankesteriana 12[3]: 281 Karremans and Bogarin 2014 photo/drawing fide;