Trichosalpinx gabi-villegasiae I.Jiménez 2015 SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by © Ivan Jimenez Perezand Lankesteriana Vol 15 [3] 198 2015

Full Shade Cold Winter SpringSummerFall

Common Name Gabi Villegas' Trichosalpinx [Bolivian co-collector of the species current]]

Flower Size .36" [9 mm]

Found in La Paz department of Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations around 3400 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 5, microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic-oblong, apiculate, shortly cuneate below into the sulcate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring and again in the late summer and early fall on a raacemose, peduncle provided with 3 bracts, .48 to 1" [1.2 to 2.5 cm] long, pendent, 1.4 to 3.24" [3.5 to 8.1 cm] long overall, lax, simultaneously 5 to 9 flowered inflorescence with infundibuliform, oblique, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Trichosalpinx gabi-villegasiae is related to T. tenuis (C.Schweinf.) Luer but differs in the pendent multiflowered inflorescence, the dorsal sepal with recurved apex, the patent lateral sepals, the ligulate lip with a reflexed apex and the disc with a pair of low crests." I Jimenez 2015


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lankesteriana Vol 15 [3] 198 2015drawing/photo fide