Trichosalpinx todziae Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Tubella Luer 1986

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade cool LATER Spring

Common Name Todzia's Trichosalpinx [Carol Todzia discoverer of speciues current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 1100 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with often proliferating 1 to 2, new ramicauls from the apex of the old ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 5 microscopically scabrous lepanthiform sheaths with ciliate ostia and carrying an erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, obtuse, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, subdense, subdistichous, 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Tubella todziae (Luer) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;