Trichosalpinx fasciculata Luer & Hirtz 1997 SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986

TYPEDrawing 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 province on 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.

"Distinguished by the single flower on several, successive peduncles slightly longer than the leaf are borne in a fascile from the apex of the ramicaul. The sepals are red-purple and shortly caudate. The petals are obtuse. The lip is orange and obovate with a broadly rounded apex." Luer 1997

Synonyms Tubella fasciculata (Luer & Hirtz) Archia 2000

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