Trichosalpinx pseudolepanthes Luer & R.Escobar 1984SUBGENUS Pseudolepanthes

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo by Rodrigo Escobar/TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool Cold Spring Summer

Common Name The False Lepanthes-Like Trichosalpinx

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 1850 to 2050 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect, comparitively stout ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 6, ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coricaeous, purple suffused beneath, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, apiculate, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a loose, strict, filiform, sparsely apiculate, 5.2" [13 cm] long including the .4 to 1" [1 to 2.5 cm] long peduncle, successively many flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul

Synonyms Pseudolepanthes colombiae Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 16 No 2 1984 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42-43 pg 2624 - 2756 Brieger 2001