Trichosalpinx solomonii Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Full shade cold Summer

Common Name Solomon's Trichosalpinx [American Discoverer of species Missouri Botanical Garden Scientist current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in La Paz department of Bolivia at elevations around 3000 meters as a miniature sized, prolific, cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect, prolific ramicauls enveloped by up to 10, ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, subacute to obtuse, narrowly cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a loose, lightly flexuous, .8" to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the ramicaul

"The flowers are very similar to those of T. notosibirica, but the habit of T. solomonii is distinct. From a mass of thick, fleshy roots, the stout, basal ramicauls, up to 6" [15 cm] long, arise. Above, the ramicauls are prolific, and decrease in size, eventually to less than .4" [1 cm] long. The leaves are small and narrowly elliptical. The racemes are comparatively short with short pedicels." Carl Luer 1997

Synonyms Tubella solomonii (Luer) Archila 2000

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