Trichosalpinx fasciculata Luer & Hirtz 1997SUBGENUS Tubella

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Fasciculate Trichosalpinx [refers to the single flowered inflorescence]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zamora Chinchipe in the Cordillera Del Condor Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 1550 to 1650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5, microscopically ciliate-scabrous lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coricaeous, elliptical subacute to obtuse, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a fascile of filiform, .5 to .75" [1.3 to 1.7 cm] long peduncle, successively single, few to several flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul

Synonyms Tubella fasciculata (Luer & Hirtz) Archia 2000

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