Trichosalpinx drosoides Carnevali & I.Ramíriez 1987 SUBGENUS Tubella

Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Dew Trichosalpinx [possibly refers to the dewy habitat]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zulia Venezuela in cloud forest at elevations of 1500 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with more or less prostrate, prolific, branching, slender ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 closely adpressed, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, prostrate to pendent, thickly coricaeous, broadly elliptical to suborbicular, obtuse to rounded, rounded and contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a loose, slender, .4" [1 cm] long including the .2" [5 mm] long peduncle, successively 2 flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul

Synonyms Tubella drosoides (Carnevali & I.Ramírez) Archila 2000

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