Trichosalpinx membraniflora (C.Schweinf.) Luer1983 TYPE Drawing and Collection sheet by Schweinfurth and The Epidendra Webpage

Common Name The Membraneous Foliage Trichosalpinx

Flower Size very small

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in very wet forests at elevations of 950 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing prolific epiphyte with erect, superposed ramicauls enveloped completely by 4 to 7, tubular, minutely hispid sheaths that terminate in spreading ovate, ciliate margined mouths, carrying 1 or more, thick, elliptic, minutely denticulate margined, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, peduncle .4" [1 cm] long, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long overall, successively single, few flowered inflorescence carrying flowers with yellowish white sepals, transluscent petals and a pale yellow lip

Synonyms *Pleurothallis membraniflora C.Schweinf. 1938; Tubella membraniflora (C.Schweinf.) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bot. Mus. Leafl. 5(6): 91.Schweinf. 1938 as Pleurothallis membranifolia; *Phytologia 54(5): 396.Luer 1983; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;