Trichosalpinx teres Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade cool EARLY Summer

Common Name The Terete Trichosalpinx [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Zamora Chinchipe Ecuador at elevations around 1650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, producing new ramicauls from the apex of the old ramicauls enveloped by 2, thin, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying an erect, fusiform terete, narrowly obtuse, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a secund .4" [ 1 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Tubella teres (Luer) Archila 2000

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