Trichosalpinx spathulata Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Pseudolepanthes

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Full shade cold Summer Winter

Common Name The Spatulate Trichosalpinx [refers to the petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Choco' Colombia at elevations around 1600 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, prolific, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stout, erect, prolific ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 4, long-ciliate lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, green with purple veined, elliptical, obtuse, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and winter on a loose, 2.4" [6 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, successively many flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the ramicaul with acuminate, long-spiculate floral bracts.

Synonyms Pseudolepanthes spathulata (Luer) Archila 2000

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