Trichosalpinx otarion (Luer) Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Tubella

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cold Fall Winter

Common Name The Litle Eared Trichosalpinx [refers to the basal lobes of the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Loja Ecuador and San Martin Peru in cloud forests at elevations around 2650 to 3600 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, relatively stout to slender ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 7 closely adpressed, dark brown, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coricaeous, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on 1 occasionally 2, dense, strict, secund, 2.4 to 5.2" [6 to 13 cm] long including the 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul

Synonyms *Pleurothallis otarion Luer 1982; Tubella otarion (Luer) Archila 2000

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