Trichosalpinx calceolaris Luer & R.Escobar1997 SUBGENUS Pseudolepanthes Luer 1986 Photo by Rodrigo Escobar

Another Flower Photo by Jay Pfahl

Type Drawing

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shadeCold LATERSpring

Common Name The Shoe-Like Trichosalpinx [refers to the appearance of the lip]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia on the western cordillera in cloud forests at elevations around 2750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 4, long ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, erect, purple suffused beneath, elliptical, obtuse to rounded, apiculate, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, spiculate, substrict, loose, 1.6" [4 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul with acuminate, spiculate floral bracts

Synonyms Pseudolepanthes calceolaris (Luer & R.Escobar) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997 drawing fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide;

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