Trichosalpinx decorata Luer & R.Escobar 1997 SUBGENUS Pseudolepanthes Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Decorated Trichosalpinx [refers to the sparsely fimbriate petals]

Flower Size .25" [6mm]

Found in Valle de Cauca department of Colombia at elevations of 1900 to 2100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 4, shortly ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriceous, elliptical, obtuse to rounded, apiculate, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a filiform lightly flexuous, 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, loosely successively several flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul with acuminate, spicualte floral bracts.

"Closest to T pseudolepanthes but distinguished by the connate lateral sepals ad the sparsely long-spiculate, outstretched petals. The lip is basically the same." Luer 1997

Synonyms Pseudolepanthes decorata (Luer & R.Escobar) Archila 2000

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