Trichosalpinx spathulata Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Pseudolepanthes


Photo by David Nattrass The Jungle Dragon Website

Plant and Flower

Photo by Sebastian Viera Uribe

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shade cold Summer Winter

Common Name The Spatulate Trichosalpinx [refers to the petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Choco' department of 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; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Pseudolepanthes spatulata photo fide