Trichosalpinx macphersonii Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

May be T macphersonii

Drawing by Daniel Jimenez and his The Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full shade Warm Summer

Common Name Macpherson's Trichosalpinx [MOBOT Employee and co-discover of species current]]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Panama in wet forests at elevations around 700 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls producing a new ramicauls from the apex of the previous and each enveloped by 3 to 4 lepanthiform sheaths with long-ciliate dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, 3 striped with purple beneath, coriaceous, margins minutely denticulate, broadly elliptical, obtuse to rounded, broadly cuneate to rounded below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a filiform, loose, subflexuous, to .68" [1.7 cm] long, simultaneously few [4] flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Tubella macphersonii (Luer) Archila 2000

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