Trichosalpinx glabra D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1994 Drawing by Alcantara, Bennett & Dodson

Common Name The Glabrous Tricchosalpinx

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Junin department of Peru in damp forests of arroyos of the lower sierra at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by clasping, ciliate-lepanthiform bracts carring a single, apical, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, coriaceous, thickest in the middle leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on numerous, fasiculate, short, each successively 1 to 2, several flowered inflorescence carrying sub-ringent flowers with a transluscent greenish dorsal sepal with an intensly orange apex, the lateral sepals with the apical 1/3 transluscent orange basally dark lavender, the petals transluscent greenish, the lip dark lavender with yellow apex and the column is a pale lime green.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 394 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide;