Trichosalpinx calceolaris Luer & R.Escobar1997 SUBGENUS Pseudolepanthes Luer 1986 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;