Trichosalpinx pandurata D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001

TYPE Drawing by Pastorelli, Bennett & Dodson

Common Name The Pandurate Lip Tricchosalpinx

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Junin department of Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1250 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls enveloped by clasping, ciliate-lepanthiform bracts carring a single, apical, lanceolate, minutely bilobed, thickly coriaceous, dark green with three purple veins beneath leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on several, short to .8" [2 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with infundibuliform, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying flowers with yellowish green basally, cinnamon brown apically dorsal sepal, the laterals dark red purple basally cinnamon brown apically, the petals pale greenish yellow, the lip dark burgundy red basally, orange yellow apically, and the anther orange yellow.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 793 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014