Trichosalpinx semilunata (Luer) Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986 Photo by © Rodrigo Escobar

Another Flower?

Plant and Flowers? Photos by © Milan Vágner


Common Name Thr Cresent Shaped Trichosalpinx [refers to the calli of the lip]

Flower Size

Found from the central cordillera of Colombia to southwestern Ecuador at elevations of 460 to 2100 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped basally by 3 to 7 minutely scabrous, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse leaf that is cuneate below into the petiole that blooms in the spring and fall on a fascile of loose, simultaneously 1 to 3 flowered, 3/8" [1 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arsing from near the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis semilunata Luer 1976; Trichosalpinx dithele Luer & R. Escobar 1983; Tubella semilunata (Luer) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 259 Dodson 1980 as Pleurothallis semilunata drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 16 No 2 1984 as T dithele photo/drawing; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo not; Native COlombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997 drawing fide