Trichosalpinx pumila (Luer) Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Tubella

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

Full shade Warm Cold Summer

Common Name The Small Trichosalpinx

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southern Venezuela and eastern Ecuador at elevations around 1000 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2, ribbed, glabrous, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coricaeous, broadly elliptical to suborbicular, margined, obtuse, apiculate, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a loose, filiform, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long including the .4 to 1" [2 to 3 cm] long peduncle, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul

Synonyms *Pleurothallis pumila Luer 1975; Tubella pumila (Luer) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Selbyana 1(3): 268, f. 69. Luer 1975 as Pleurothallis pumila drawing fide; Phytologia 54(5): 397. Luer1983; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997 drawing fide;