Trichosalpinx nymphalis (Luer) Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Tubella

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

Full shade Cold Fall

Common Name The Nymph-Like Trichosalpinx

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Loja Ecuador at elevations around 2450 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with suberect, ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, spreading, thickly coricaeous, broadly elliptical to suborbicular, obtuse, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a filiform, .4 to .64" [1 to 1.7 cm] long, successively and distantly 2 flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul

Synonyms *Pleurothallis nymphalis Luer 1981; Tubella nana (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Archila 2000; Tubella nymphalis (Luer) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997 drawing fide;