Trichosalpinx robledorum (Luer) Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986 Photo by Eric Hunt

Inflorescence and leaf

Photo by Steve Manning

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

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

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador occasionally on damp, clay roadbanks 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, 2.8" to 7.2" [7 to 18 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul and carrying large fragrant flowers.

"Perhaps has the largest flowers of the genus which are also fragrant. Vegetatively it is challenged by T arbuscula. Tall leafy stems stand in clumps and ber long racemes of numerous, large, snow white flowers with a little suffusion of orange at the base." Luer 1997

Synonyms Karma robledorum (Luer) Karremans 2023; *Pleurothallis robledorum Luer & Escobar 1981; Tubella robledorum (Luer & R.Escobar) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids 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;

LANKESTERIANA 23(2). Karremans, Moreno, Gil-Amaya, Morales, Espinosa, Mesa, Restrepo, Rincon-Gonzales, Serna, Sierra-Ariza and Vieira-Uribe 2023 as Karma robledorum;