Trichosalpinx dentialae D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 SUBGENUS Trichosalpinx

TYPE Drawing by Pastorelli, Bennett & Christenson

Full Shade Cool Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Denticulate Column Winged Trichosalpinx

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Cajamarca department of Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1450 meters as a miniature sized, caespitose, cool growing epiphyte with terete, fractiflex ramicauls enveloped completely by leapanthiform sheths and carrying elliptic-lanceolate, acute-acuminate, subcoriaceous, keeled beneath along the midvein, dull opaque green above, mottled with purple beneath with the 3 primary veins dull dark purple, gradually narrowing below inot the base leaf that blooms every 3 to 4 months both in cultivation and nature on 5 to 8, short, much shorter than the leaf, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, successively single, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with tubular,much shorter than the pedicel florlal bracts and carrying campanulate flowers wwith transluscent greenish yellow sepals, the synsepal has a broad brownish red border, crystaline pale yellow petals, and a purplish red, suffused with dark yellow markings in the center extending to the base and auricles.

"Distinguished from the similar Bolivian T inquisiviensis by having eelliptic-lanceolate, rather than broadly elliptic-suborbicular leaves, much narrower oblanceolate petals and remarkably large denticulate column wings." Bennett & Christenson 2001


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum plate 792 Dodson & Vasquez 2001 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014