Trichosalpinx ectopa Luer 1991SUBGENUS Pseudolepanthes Luer 1986

Photo by © Rodrigo Escobar

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer

Full shade Cool Cold Spring

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

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Antioquia department of 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 ; *Orquideología Vol 18 #2 pg 167 1991 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997 drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Pseudolepanthes ectopa photo fide