Trichosalpinx adnata I.Jiménez 2015 SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing

Photos/TYPE Drawing by © Ivan Jimenez Perez and Lankesteriana Vol 15 [3] 196 2015

Full Shade Cold Spring Summer

Common Name The Adnate Trichosalpinx [refers to the column that is attached to the base of the lateral sepals]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in La Paz department of Bolivia in cloud forests in dense moss pads at elevations around 3200 to 3400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, mat forming epiphyte or terrestrial with ascending, prolific ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 7, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaecous, oblong-elliptic, obtus, papillose apex tothe mid vein shortly cuneate into the sulcate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a racemose, peduncle provided with 1 to 2 bracts, .04 to .12" [1 to 6 mm] long, fl;exuous, .2 to .6" [.5 to 1.5 cm] long overall, few flowered, simultaneously 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with infundibuliform, shorter to as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

"Morphologically Trichosalpinx adnata is similar to the sympatric T. chamaelepanthes (Rchb.f.) Luer but differs in the lip with short lateral lobes and a slightly furrowed disc and the column-foot adnate to the concave base of the laterals sepals." I Jimenez 2015


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lankesteriana Vol 15 [3] 196 Ivan Jimenez Perez 2015drawing/photo fide