Trichosalpinx cedralensis (Ames) Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986 Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Full Shade Warm CoolLATESpring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Cedral Trichosalpinx [A town in Costa Rica]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations of 1000 to 2200 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ascending, slender ramicauls that produce another ramicaul from the apex and enveloped basally by 2 to 6, microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, contracted below into a petiolte base leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a loose, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, flexuous, subsecund, simultaneously several flowering inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul

Synonyms *Pleurothallis cedralensis Amesn 1923; Pleurothallis myrtillus Schltr. 1923; Tubella cedralensis (Ames) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 25 Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as P myrtillus; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 108 Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as P myrtillus; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 191 Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as P myrtillus; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as Pleurothallis cedralensis drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 as Pleurothallis cedralensis drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Pleurothallis cedralensis drawing fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Pleurothallis cedralensis drawing/photo ok ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1250 Hamer 1985 as Pleurothallis cedralensis drawing ok need better photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0390 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Icones Pleurothallidinarum XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997 drawing ok need better photo; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003

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