Trichosalpinx webbiae Luer & R.Escobar 1984 SUBGENUS Tubella

TYPE Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Epidendra Website

Full shade cold Spring

Common Name Webb's Trichosalpinx [American discoverer of species and co-owner of J & L Orchids current]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in cloud forests at elevations around 2800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a suberect ramicaul enveloped by 2, lepanthiform sheaths with microscopically scabrous ostia and carrying a single, apical, suberect to prostrate, thickly coriaceous, purple mottled beneath, broadly elliptical, obtuse, contracted below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a filiform, .2 to .24" [5 to 6 mm] long , single flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul.

Synonyms Tubella webbiae (Luer & R.Escobar) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 16(2): 188 Luer & Escobar 1984 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997 drawing fide;