Trichosalpinx hamiltonii Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Tubella

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Herbaria Website

Full shade Cold Winter

Common Name Hamilton's Trichosalpinx [Codiscoverer of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southeastern Peru and northwestern Bolivia at elevations of 3000 to 3666 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 6 to 7, closely adpressed, microscopically scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coricaeous, purple suffused beneath, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a loose, secund, filiform, 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long including the 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 4 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul

Synonyms Specklinia hamiltonii (Luer) Luer 2004; Stelis hamiltonii (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001; Tubella hamiltonii (Luer) Archila 2000;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia hamiltonii

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