Trichosalpinx silverstonei Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Pseudolepanthes Luer 1986

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade cool Cold Summer

Common Name Silverstone's Trichosalpinx [Colombian Codiscoverer of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Choco Colombia at elevations around 1900 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 6, long-ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying an erect, coriaceous, green with purple veins, elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a strict, loose, to 3.2" [to 8 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul with acuminate, long-spiculate floral bracts

Synonyms Pseudolepanthes silverstonei (Luer) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997 drawing fide;

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