Trichosalpinx dalstroemii Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986

Photo by Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade Cold Fall

Common Name Dalstroem's Trichosalpinx [Swedish Co-Discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in west central Ecuador at elevations of 2800 to 3400 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with more or less horizontal, slender ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 8, dark, closely adpressed, lepanthiform sheaths with ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect in relation to the ramicaul, thickly coriceous, purple suffused beneath, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an arcuate to more or less pendent, 6.8" [17 cm] long, loosely successively single, several flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul.

" Characterized by the more or less horizontal, caespitose habit and long, loose, successively flowered drooping raceme. The comparitively large flower near the tip of the raceme is resupinate through the position of the rachis with the apices of the lateral sepals curving downwards." Luer 1997

SynonymsTubella dalstroemii (Luer) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997 drawing fide;