Trichosalpinx robledorum (Luer) Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Common Name Robledo's Trichosalpinx [Colombian Orchid Growers Current]

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1200 to 3100 meters as a Medium sized, cool to cold growing, epiphyte or terrestrial with erect, slender to stout ramicauls enveloped basally by 5 to 10 appressed, ribbed yet smooth lepanthiform sheaths with minutely scabrous ostia carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse leaf that is cuneate below into the petiole and blooms on a subdense, secund, simultaneously several flowered, 2 3/4" to 7 1/4" [7 to 18 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul with some of the largest, fragrant flowers of the genus.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis robledorum Luer & Escobar 1981; Tubella robledorum (Luer & R.Escobar) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian rchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 7 1996; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide