Trichosalpinx ringens Luer 1996 SUBGENUS Trichosalpinx Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Full shade Warm Cool fall Winter Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Rigid Trichosalpinx

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and western Panama in cloud forests at elevations around 1400 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, erct, ramicauls enveloped by 8 to 10, coarsely long-ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, ovate, acute to subacute, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall through spring on a racemose, .2 to .25" [5 to 7 mm] long, fascile of successive, single flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul and carrying the flower on the front of the leaf


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;