Trichosalpinx hirtzii Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Tubella

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Herbaria Website

Full shade Cold EARLY Summer

Common Name Hirtz's Trichosalpinx [Ecuadorian discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southern Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 2250 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold, pendent growing epiphyte with descending slender, ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, red, closely adpressed, microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, descending, thickly coricaeous, narrowly elliptical, fusiform, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a loose, filiform, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long including the .32 to .4" [.8 to 1 cm] long peduncle, successively 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul

Synonyms Tubella hirtzii (Luer) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997 drawing fide;