Trichosalpinx gentryi Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade Warm Fall

Common Name Gentry's Trichosalpinx [ Co-Discoverer of Species 1900's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Peru at elevations around 700 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing scandent epiphyte with erect, prolific, producing 5 or more new ramicauls at the apex of each ramicaul enveloped by 5 to 6, microscopically scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths with ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a filiform, loose, 1.2 to 1.8" [3 to 4.5 cm] long, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul and has floral bracts with ciliate ostia..

Synonyms Tubella gentryi (Luer) Archila 2000

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

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