Trichosalpinx ectopa Luer 1991SUBGENUS Pseudolepanthes Luer 1986

Photo by Rodrigo Escobar

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Strange Trichosalpinx [refers to the unusual morphological features]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in montane forests at elevations around 1850 to 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 3, minutely ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse to rounded, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a filiform, spiculate, loose, strict, to 2.4" [to 6 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul with spiculate floral bracts..

Synonyms Pseudolepanthes ectopa (Luer) Archila 2000

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