Trichosalpinx crucilabia (Ames & Correll) Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986

Drawing by Standley and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade CoolCold Fall

Common Name The Cross-Shaped Lip Trichosalpinx

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Guatemala at elevations of 1800 to 2400 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with ascending to erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 5, closely adpressed, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriceous, narrowly ovate, acute, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a loose, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, nearly simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul

Synonyms *Pleurothallis crucilabia Ames & Correll 1942; Tubella crucilabia (Ames & Correll) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1952 as Pleurthallis crucilabia drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997 drawing fide