Trichosalpinx punctatifolia (Barb.Rodr.] Luer 1983

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Full shade Warm Cold Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Spotted Leaf Trichosalpinx

Flower Size

Found in eastern and southeastern Brazil in wet primary forests on tree trunks and low branches at elevations of 900 to 950 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 trumpet-shaped, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, almost round, dark green, fleshy, faintly conduplicate, abruptly attenuate below into the base leaf that blooms at any time of the year on an erect, short, successively 2, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Lepanthes punctatifolia Barb.Rodr. 1881; Pabstiella punctatifolia (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2007; Pleurothallis punctata Lindl. 1835; Pleurothallis punctatifolia (Barb.Rodr.) Pabst 1966; Specklinia punctatifolia (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Pleurothallis punctatifolia drawing good; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia punctatifolia; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIX Luer 2007 as Pabstiella punctatifolia; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #3 2016 as Pleurothallis punctata Lindl. 1835 drawing not = Notylia punctata [P punctata Ker Gawl 1823]