Trichosalpinx egleri (Pabst) Luer 1983

SUBGENUS Trichosalpinx Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Deep shade hot Winter THROUGH spring

Common Name Egler's Trichosalpinx [Brazilian Botanical Director in Brazil]

Flower Size .15" [3mm]

Found in Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana, Surinam, Brazil and Bolivia in rain forests at elevations of 100 to 600 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped basally by 5 to 8, minuitely ciliate, leapnthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, purple suffused beneath, elliptic, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter through spring on a congested, disitchous, 1.6" [4 cm] long, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul and held behind the leaf.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis egleri Pabst 1964

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Pleurothallis egleri drawing hmm; Icones Pleutohallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;