Trichosalpinx sipapoensis G.A.Romero & Luer 2007

SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full Shade Warm LATE Winter Spring

Common Name The Cerro Sipapo Trichosalpinx [An area of Amazonas Venezuela]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Venezuela on the eastern slope of Cerro Sipapo at elevations around 1500 to 1600 metrs as a mini-minature sized, cool growing, densely caespitose epiphyte with slender, erect, non-prolific ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, close fitting, microscopically ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptic, obtuse to rounded apically, broadly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer on an erect, from near the apex of the ramicaul, pedumncle filiform, 2 to 2.5 cm] long, distantly .12 to .16" [3 to 4 mm] apart, 2 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the pedicel floral bracts.

Closely related to T intricata but differs in the smaller, non-prolific habit, and a distantly 2 flowered inflorescence borne by a proportionally longer peduncle far above the minute, suborbicular leaves." Luer 2007


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XXIX A Third Century of Stelis of Ecuador Systematics of Apoda-Prorepentia Luer 2007 drawing fide