Trichosalpinx zunagensis Luer & Hirtz 1997 SUBGENUS Pseudolepanthes Luer 1986

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Full shade cold LATER Summer

Common Name The Zunag Trichosalpinx [A river in Pastaza province of Ecuador]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Pastaza province of Ecuador at elevations around 2600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, slender ramicauls enveloped by 4 to 6, ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying an erect, coriaceous, elliptical, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a filiform substrict, loose, 3.2" [8 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul with acuminate, spiculate floral bracts.

"Closely allied to T calceolarisand T pseudolepanthes but T zunagensis differs in the larger plant, with fewer, larger, orange flowers. It also has connate near the apex sepals and a larger lip with much smaller, verrucose callus that is slightly clavate at the rounded apex. It is much narrower than the blade." Luer 1997

Synonyms Pseudolepanthes zunagensis (Luer & Hirtz) Archila 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997 drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Pseudolepanthes zungensis photo fide