Trichosalpinx silverstonei Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Pseudolepanthes Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shade cool Cold Summer

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

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Choco and Risaralda departments of 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.

"Collected with T spathulata and T uvaria where all three coexist in Choco and Risaralda departments of Colombia and all are similar vegetatively but each has a distinct flower. This one is distinguished by the proportionally large, overlapping, suborbicular petals and a small lip with an erect, papillose callus." Luer 1997

Synonyms Pseudolepanthes silverstonei (Luer) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997 drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Pseudolepanthes silverstonei photo fide