Trichosalpinx sijmii Luer 2002 SUBGENUS Trichosalpinx

Photo by © Byron Rinke

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

partial shade Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning Sijmi's Trichosalpinx [Dutch Orchid collector current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Junin department of Peru at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, stout, flexuous ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 6 lepanthiform sheaths with long-ciliate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on 3 to 4, arising from near the apex of the ramicaul, loose, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, succcessively few flowered, racemose inflorescence with ciliate, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts

Distinguished by the stout, flexuous ramicaul with long-ciliate ostia and a narrowly elliptical leaf with a relatively large flower with the lateral sepals forming a deep mentum with an elongate column foot. The petals are acute and ciliate and the lip is arcuate and reaches out of the mentum with its obovate blade and is ciliate below the middle and biauriculate at the base.

Synonyms Pendusalpinx sijmii (Luer) Karremans & Mel.Fernández 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXIV A First Century of New Species of Stelis of Ecuador Part 1 Luer 2002 drawing fide