Trichosalpinx montana (Barb. Rodr.) Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Side View of Flower Photo by Guy Chiron and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

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Common Name or Meaning The Mountain Growing Trichosalpinx

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais, Rio de Janiero, Santa Catarina and Sao Paulo states of Brazil as well as Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 1000 to 4000 as a miniature, cold to warm growing epiphyte with erect, thick ramicauls enveloped basally by 4 to 9 dark, closely appressed, lepanthiform sheaths with thick, ciliate ostia and carrys a single, apical, erect, coriacceous, narrowly elliptical, acute leaf that is cuneate below into the petiole that blooms in the spring and fall in Brazil on a loose, flexous, flexible, successively several flowered, racemose, 8" [20 cm] long inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul, and frequently carrying 2 simulataneously opening, pendant flowers. I found this plant in the photographs above in a small valley in Eastern Sao Paulo Brazil next to a pond in a microenvironment that was constantly extra humid, to the point that my camera fogged [evident in Photo #2] over from the inside and this was the last clear picture of that day and 1/2 of the next.

Synonyms *Lepanthes montana Barb. Rodr. 1877; Lepanthes quartzicola Barb. Rodr. 1891; Pleurothallis collina Cogn. 1896; Pleurothallis collina var. minor Cogn. 1896; Pleurothallis lepanthipoda Hoehne & Schltr. 1926; Pleurothallis quartzicola (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1896; Trichosalpinx quartizicola (Barb. Rodr.) Luer 1983; Tubella montana (Barb.Rodr.) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as P quitensis; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Pleurothallis collina drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Pleurothallis quartzicola drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997 drawing; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 as P collina drawing not!; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 as P quartzicola drawing fide

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