Trichosalpinx manningii Luer 2002 SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986

Photo by S Manning and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Flower

Photo by Ron Parsons

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shade Winter

Common Name Manning's Trichosalpinx [Pleurothallidinae Afficianado Current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Peru without collection data as a mini-miniature sized prolific epiphyte with erect, slender, prolific ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 5 closely adpressed lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse to rounded apically, cuneate below into the twisted petiolate base leaf that blooms in winter on a loose, arising from near the apex of the ramicaul, lightly flexuous, flexible, 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long including the .4 to 1.2" [1 to 3 cm] long peduncle, 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

"Distinguished by the long-attenuate petals that are similar to the sepals. Vegetaqqtively it is characterized by the prolific habit, and the broadly elliptical leaves that are surpassed by a loose, few flowered raceme. The free sepals and petals are transluscent white and long-acuminate. The lip is three lobed with the lateral lobes below the middle, uncinate and antrorse. In the center of the disc is a deep, longitudinal, well defined cavity." Luer 2002


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV A First Century of New Species of Stelis of Ecuador Part 1 Luer 2002 drawing fide;