Trichosalpinx reflexa Mel.Fernández & Bogarín 2011 SUBGENUS Trichosalpinx


Photo and Drawing by © Bogarin and The Epidendra Website

Full shade Hot Warm Summer

Common Name The Reflexed Trichosalpinx

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations below 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, terete ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 7, tubular, acute, adpressed at the base, ribbed, brown lepanthiform sheaths with minutely ciliate, dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, fleshy, coriaceous, green suffused with purple beneath, narrowly elliptical to narrowly obovate, apiculate, cuneate-attenuate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a distichous, 1/2" to .64 " [1.2 to 1.6 cm] long including the .16" [4 mm] long peduncle, successively 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence arising from the base of the leaf from a conduplicate, linear-ovate, acute spathe and has cuneiform, conduplicate floral bracts

Trichosalpinx reflexa is very similar to T memor and T ciliaris but is distinguished mainly by the narrow elliptical leaves, the glabrous sepals and the reflexed synsepal.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytotaxa 38: 42. Mel.Fernández & Bogarín 2011 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #1 2013 photo fide;