Trichosalpinx yanganensis (Luer) Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Tubella

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade cold Fall

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;