Trichosalpinx cryptantha (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 1983

TYPE Drawing by Barb. Rodr.

Full Shade

Common Name The Hidden Trichosalpinx [refers to the flower on the back of the leaf]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Rio Negro state of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing, caespitose epiphyte with terete, erect, flexuous ramicauls carrying a single, apical, erect, rigid, subplanate, contorted basally, coriaceous, intense green, profoundly canaliculate above, leass beneath, ovate-elliptic, obtuse and minutely tridenticulate, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on a fasciculate, capillary, glabrous, much shorter than the leaf, arising through a small spathe, peduncle .4" [1 cm] long, adpressed to the leaf, successively single to 2 flowered inflorescnece with small brown floral bracts.

Synonyms *Lepanthes cryptantha Barb.Rodr. 1891; Pleurothallis cryptantha (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. 1896; Specklinia cryptantha (Barb.Rodr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Vellosia, ed. 2, 1: 120 Barb Rodr. 1891 as Lepanthes cryptantha

Flora Brasiiensis Orchidaceae 1 Martius/Cogniaux Vol 3 Part 4:587 1896 as Pleurothallis cryptantha nom illegal.;

Flora Brasiiensis Orchidaceae 1 Martius/Cogniaux Vol 3 Part 4:tab 113 1896 as Pleurothallis cryptanthadrawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997 as Syn of Pleurothallis cryptantha drawing fide;

Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Pleurothallis subgenus Acianthera and Three Allied subgenera, A Second Century of new Species of Stelis of Ecuador, Epibator, Ophidion and Zootrophion Luer 2004 as Specklinia cryptantha