Trichosalpinx inquisiviensis (Luer & R.Vásquez) Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Trichosalpinx

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cold Winter THROUGH LATE Spring

Common Name The Inquisivi Trichosalpinx [a Province of Bolivia]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in La Paz Bolivia at elevations around 3000 to 3666 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender, occasionally proliferating ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 5, closely adpressed, lepanthiform sheaths with ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coricaeous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter through late spring on a loose, .12 to .24" [3 to 6 mm] long including the .04 to .08" [1 to 2 mm] long peduncle, simultaneously 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul

Similar to the T dependens complex but differs by the broadly elliptical, purplish leaves carried by relatively stout, straight ramicauls with conspiculously dilated apices of the sheaths that blooms with a small, successive single flowered inflorescence that arisies at the base of the backside of the leaf amid a fascile of old faded racemes. The sepals are shortly ciliate, the apices of the short petals are long ciliate and the apex of the obovate lip is also long ciliate. There is a low callous at the base of the lip that disappears by mid lip." Luer 1997

Synonyms *Pleurothallis inquisiviensis Luer & R.Vásquez 1981

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