Trichosalpinx navarrensis (Ames) Mora-Ret. & García Castro 1992 SUBGENUS Trichosalpinx

Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Collection sheet

Collection sheet by © Ames and Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shadeWarm Cool Winter

Common Name The Navarro Trichosalpinx [A town near the collection site of this species]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in cloud forests at elevations around 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with stout, more or less recumbent ramicauls enveloped by 2 lepanthiform sheaths with broadly dilated, oblique, ciliate ostia and carrying a suberect, coriaceous, purple-bronze, suffused with purple beneath, elliptical, acute, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a .16" [4mm]long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis navarrensis Ames 1925

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