Trichosalpinx vasquezii Luer 1997

SUBGENUS Trichosalpinx

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade Hot LATER Winter

Common Name Vasquez's Trichosalpinx [Bolivian Orchid Enthusiast and codiscoverer of species current ]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Cochabamba Bolivia at elevations around 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 7 to 9, white, lepanthiform sheaths with long, oblique, dilated, ciliate ostia and carrying an erect, coriaceous, 3 prominent purple stripes, elliptical-ovate, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later winter on a congested, distichous, .2" [5 mm] long, simultaneously 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul


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