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

Drawing by © The Ecuagenera Orchid Website

Full shade 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, 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

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997 drawing fide;