Trichosalpinx patula Luer 1998 SUBGENUS Trichosalpinx Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.


Common Name or Meaning The Open Trichosalpinx [refers to the wide open flowers

Flower Size 1/5" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations of 650 to 2250 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with ascending to pendant, slender, flexuous ramicauls enveloped basally by 5 to 12 lepanthiform sheaths with long, oblique, dilated, ciliate ostia and carries a single, apical, suberect to pendant, coriaceous, elliptical to narrowly elliptical, acute leaf that is cuneate below into a petiole and blooms on a congested, distichous, 3/4" [2 cm] long, simultaneously few to several flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul and occurring at most any time of the year

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997 drawing ok; *Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 65: 82. Luer 1998; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 794 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo not; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #5 2019 photo fide;