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 and his Picasa Orchid Photo Website

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 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, 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 arising from near the apex of the ramicaul


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV Luer 2002 drawing fide;