Trichosalpinx costata (Luer & R.Vásquez) Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by © The Ecuagenera Orchid Website


Drawing by © Carl Luer

Full shade Cool Cold Summer

Common Name The Ribbed Trichosalpinx [refers to the non-ciliate sheaths on the ramicauls]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 8, closely adpressed, glabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, suberect, narrowly ovate, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a loose, lightly flexuous, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul.

"Related to T dirhamphis but is distinguished by the glabrous lepanthiform sheaths of the ramicauls and few flowered racemes of smaller flowers shorter than the leaf. The lip has similar uncinate basal lobes." Luer 1997

Synonyms *Pleurothallis costata Luer & R.Vásquez 1980; Tubella costata (Luer & R.Vásquez) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Phytologia 46: 364 Luer 1980 as Pleurothallis costata; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997 drawing fide;