Trichosalpinx egleri (Pabst) Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Trichosalpinx

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista


Drawing by Carl Luer

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.

"Similar to T blaisdelli but differs in the erect, strict ramicauls with acute, elliptical leaves and short congested, distichous racemes ofte3n prodeced from twi to thrice longer, slender, erect peduncles. The sepals are glabrous, the petals are triangular and acute and the lip nearly as long as the sepals is oblong and ciliate with a low, longitudinal callus ending in a subconical at the base." Luer 1997

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 Systematics of Trichosalpinx 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;