Trichosalpinx chaetoglossa (Luer) Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1988 Photo by S Manning and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaira Website

Drawing by Carl Luer

Common Name The Long Haired Tongue Trichosalpinx

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in eastern Ecuador in very wet montane forests at elevations of 750 to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm, pendant growing epiphyte with descending to pendant, slender ramicauls that produce other ramicauls from the apex and enveloped by 2 to 4, minutely scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths with slightly dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a loose, .6" [1.5 cm] long, successively 2 to 3 flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis chaetoglossa Luer 1977; Tubella chaetoglossa (Luer) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo ok