Trichosalpinx memor (Rchb. f.) Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Trichosalpinx

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Common Name The Mindful Trichosalpinx [Refers to the similarities to T. ciliaris]

Flower Size 1/32" [2 mm]

Found from Cuba, the Windward Islands, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Guyana, Surinam, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte in wet montane forests at elevations of 800 to 2150 meters with a dark reddish brown, slender to stout, erect ramicaul enveloped by pubescent, lepanthiform sheaths with a single, apical, ellptic, minutely bidentate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base, opaque reddish green leaf that blooms in the fall through spring on a dense, short, distichous, simultaneous few to several flowered inflorescence that is minutely pubescent and arises through a sheath at the leaf base with the flowers held close to the leaf base.

Synonyms Humboldtia memor (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Humboltia memor (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis brevis Schltr. 1923; Pleurothallis gnomonifera Ames 1923; *Pleurothallis memor Rchb. f. 1856; Trichosalpinx greenwoodiana Soto Arenas 1987; Trichosalpinx nageliana Soto Arenas 1987

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as Pleurothallis memor; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 183. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Pleurothallis brevis; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Pleurothallis gnomonifera; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 as Pleurothallis memor drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 as Pleurothallis memor drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Pleurothallis memor drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1254 Dodson 1985 as Pleurothallis memor drawing close lip is different; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 as Pleurothallis memor photo ok; ORQUIDEA (Méx. ) 10 (2) Soto Arenas 1987 as T greenwoodiana photo/drawing fide; ORQUIDEA (Méx. ) 10 (2) Soto Arenas 1987 as T nagelianaphoto/drawing fide Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 197 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5 - 6 Orchids of Mexico Part 2 - 3 Plate 698 Hagsater & Soto 2002 drawing hmm; Icones Orchidacearum 5 - 6 Orchids of Mexico Part 2 - 3 Plate 699 Hagsater & Soto 2002 as T nageliana drawing ok; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo ok; Algunas Orquideas de Oaxaca Suarez 2004 as T nagelianaphoto fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 28 #2 2011 drawing fide; Diversity of Pleurothallidinae in Guatemala: An Endangered Orchid Subtribe with High Economic and Horticultural Potentials Edgar Mo Mo, Cetzal, Basu and Vega 2017 as t greenwoodiana photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as T nageliana