Trichosalpinx ramosii Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Pseudolepanthes Luer 1986

Drawing by Carl Luer and Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade cool cold Summer

Common Name Ramos' Trichosalpinx [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast and cocollector of species current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Choco' Colombia at elevations around 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with comparatively stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 8, ciliate-spiculate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying an erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, subacute to obtuse, mucronate, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a filiform, strict, loose, to 4.4" [to 11 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul with spiculate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Pseudolepanthes ramosii (Luer) Archila 2000

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