Trichosalpinx zunagensis Luer & Hirtz 1997

SUBGENUS Pseudolepanthes Luer 1986

Drawing by Carl Luer and The Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade cold LATER Summer

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

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Pastaza 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.

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;

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