Trichosalpinx quitensis (Rchb.f.) Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Tubella

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

Full shade Warm Cold Summer winter

Common Name The Quito 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, more or less stout ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 9, minutely ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coricaeous, elliptical to narrowly elliptical, subacute to obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and winter on a congested, filiform, 2.4 to 10" [6 to 25 cm] long including the .2 to .29" [5 to 7 mm] long peduncle, simultaneously few flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul within the uppermost cauline sheath and has infundibular floral bracts

Synonyms Humboltia quitensis (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Pleurothallis brevispicata C.Schweinf. 1942; *Pleurothallis quitensis Rchb.f. 1855; Trichosalpinx brevispicata (C.Schweinf.) Luer 1983; Tubella quitensis (Rchb.f.) Archila 2000

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