Trichosalpinx gentryi Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986

TYPE 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.

"Related to T dura but differs in the scandent habi with 5 or more superposed ramicauls with small, broadly elliptical leaves. The elliptical dorsal sepals of the extremely small flowers is distinctly larger than the triangular lateral sepals. The petals are obovate, this is easily included among the variations of T dura. The disc of the lip is deeply sulcate between a pair of longitudinal calli." Luer 1997

Synonyms Tubella gentryi (Luer) Archila 2000

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