Trichosalpinx ligulata Luer & Hirtz 1997 SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade Cool Cold Fall

Common NameThe Tongue-Like Trichosalpinx [refers to the shape of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador in cloud forests on the eastern slopes of the Andes at elevations around 1800 to 2350 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, red purple, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a filiform, loose, to 1" [ to 2.5 cm] long, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul.


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