Trichosalpinx dirhamphis (Luer) Luer 1983SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Common Name The Two Hooked Trichosalpinx [refers to the basal lobes of the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Southern Ecuador in montane forests at elevations of 750 to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm, pendant growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls that produce other ramicauls from the apex and enveloped by 2 to 9, closely adpressed, lepanthiform sheaths with ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, elliptical to narrowly elliptical, acute, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a loose, lightly flexuous, 8" [20 cm] long, flexible, simultaneously several to many flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis dirhamphis Luer 1977; Pleurothallis aequatorialis Luer 1979; Trichosalpinx aequatorialis (Luer) Luer 1983; Tubella dirhamphis (Luer) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 593 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vasquez and Ibisch 2000; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 as T diramphis photo ok; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo ?

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