Trichosalpinx pergrata (Ames) Luer 1983

SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986

Photo by Bogarin andThe Epidendra Orchid Website

Side View of Flower

Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Another Flower

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Common Name The Very Pleasing Trichosalpinx

Flower Size .15 to .2" [3 to 5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama and Colombia at elevations of 1000 to 2700 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphtye with an erect, slender ramicaul enveloped by 4 to 7 ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a very short fascile of successive single flowers arising from near the apex of the ramicaul.

"This species is similar to Trichosalpinx carmeniae Luer, but it has red-striped flowers and are produced in a few-flowered raceme longer than the leaf. T pergrata has instead of almost concolor red flowers and a very short single flwoered inflorescence" Luer 2012

Synonyms Pleurothallis falcipetala Schltr. 1924; *Pleurothallis pergrata Ames 1923; Trichosalpinx falcipetala (Schltr.) Luer 1983; Tubella pergrata (Ames) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:163 Schlechter 1924 AS Pleurothallis falcipetala; Miniature Orchids Northen 1980 as Pleurothallis pergrata; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo ok different petals mine serrated; Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 333 to 368 2012 MISCELLANEOUS NEW SPECIES IN THE PLEUROTHALLIDINAE (ORCHIDACEAE) Carlyle A. Luer