Trichosalpinx uvaria Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Pseudolepanthes Luer 1986

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade cold LATER Summer

Common Name The Grape Bunch Trichosalpinx [refers to the callus of the lip]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in El Choco' Colombia at elevations around 1900 to 2450 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 3 to 5, long-ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths with dilated ostia and carrying an erect, coriaceous, green with purple veins, broadly elliptical, subacute to obtuse with a prominent mucro, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a strict, loose, 2.8" [7 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul with acuminate, long-spiculate floral bracts.

Synonyms Pseudolepanthes uvaria (Luer) Archila 2000

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

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