Trichosalpinx nana (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Luer 1983SUBGENUS Tubella

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Dwarf Trichosalpinx

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1000 to 1450 meters as a mini-miniature sized, scandent, cool to cold growing epiphyte with ascending, slender, prolific ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 6 minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, ascending, coricaeous, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a loose, flexuous, distichous, filiform, 1.2" [ 3 cm] long including the to .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul

Synonyms *Pleurothallis nana Ames & C.Schweinf. 1925; Tubella nana (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;