Trichosalpinx pringlei (Schltr.) Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Trichosalpinx

Photo by © Mario Velasquez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

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Photo by Noble Bashor

Common Name Pringle's Trichosalpinx [American Orchid Discoverer late 1900's]

Flower Size 1/32" [2mm]

Chiapas Mx., 2195m elev, between Delores & Teopisca,

Found in Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador at elevations of 2000 to 3000 meters in oak, pine, juniper forest, as a miniature sized, cool growing, small, creeping, caespitose epiphyte with a slender ramicaul envelopd by lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, fleshy, oblanceolate to elliptic, shortly petiolate, obtuse to acute, tridenticulate leaf that blooms on a 2 1/4" [6cm] long, subdense, successively several flowered inflorescence with infundibuliform-pointed, membraneous floral bracts carrying the small, bilabiate flowers held well above the leaf and 3 to 5 simultaneously open flowers at a time occuring at any time of the year.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis pringlei Schltr. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1952 as Pleurothallis pringlei Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Pleurothallis pringlei drawing/photo fide; ORQUIDEA (Méx. ) 10 (2) 1987 photo/drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum I Plate 99 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 drawing good; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997 drawing fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Diversity of Pleurothallidinae in Guatemala: An Endangered Orchid Subtribe with High Economic and Horticultural Potentials Edgar Mo Mo, Cetzal, Basu and Vega 2017 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018