Trichosalpinx tenuiflora (Schltr.) Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Xenia

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

Full shade cold LATE Summer EARLY fall

Common Name The Thin Flowered Trichosalpinx [refers to the texture of the sepals and petals]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Santa Cruz Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations around 2000 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 6, ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thickly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a loose, lightly flexuous, filiform, 2.4" [6 cm] long including the 1.2" [3 cm] long peduncle, successively several flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis tenuiflora Schltr. 1913; Tubella tenuiflora (Schltr.) Archila 2000

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