Trichosalpinx yanganensis (Luer) Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Tubella
Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website
Common Name The Yangana Trichosalpinx [A town near where the orchid was discovered]
Flower Size .2" [5mm]
Found in Loja Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 2250 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender erect ramicaul enveloped by 2 to 6, closely adpressed, microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute to obtuse, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a suberect, loose, secund, .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4.5 cm] long including the .4" [1 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul.
Synonyms *Pleurothallis yanganensis Luer 1981; (Luer) Archila 2000; Tubella yanganensis (Luer) Archila 2000
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997 drawing fide;