Trichosalpinx lamellata Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade Cold Fall

Common NameThe Lamellate Trichosalpinx [refers to the lamellate disc of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southern Ecuador in scrubby cloud forests at elevations around 2250 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, gray-green with red midvein, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a filiform, loose, 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, simultaneously 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Tubella lamellata (Luer) Archila 2000

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