Trichosalpinx tantilla (Luer) Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Tubella

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Full shade cold LATESummer EARLY fall

Common Name The So-Tiny Trichosalpinx

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Cocle' Panama in cloud forests at elevations around 400 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, prolific, cold growing epiphyte with erect to suberect, superposed to prolific ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 4 lepanthiform sheaths with cilate ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, elliptical, obtuse, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a loose, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long including the .2 to .28" [5 to 7 mm] long peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis tantilla Luer 1979; Tubella tantilla (Luer) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Selbyana 5(2): 183184. Luer 1979 as Pleurothallis tantilla drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997 drawing fide;