Trichosalpinx parsonsii Luer & Dodson 1997 SUBGENUS Tubella

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

Full shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name Parsons' Trichosalpinx [American Co-collector of species current]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in cloud forests at elevations around 2650 to 3600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with ascending, slender ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, ascending, thickly coricaeous, elliptical, obtuse, broadly cuneate to rounded below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a loose, subflexuous, distichous, filiform, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul

Synonyms Tubella parsonsii (Luer & Dodson) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;