Trichosalpinx blaisdellii (S. Watson) Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Trichosalpinx Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Photo by Patricia Harding

Plant and Flower in situ Panama Photo by Wilfried Löderbusch

Part shadeCool HotLATE Spring to EARLY Winter

Common Name Blaisdell's Trichosalpinx [Australian Collector and Plantation manager in Guatemala 1800's]

Flower Size 1/8" [3mm]

Found in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, western Colombia and Ecuador in tall evergreen rain forests at elevations of 200 to 2500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with ramicauls enveloped by several loose, acuminate, ciliate, lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, acute, gradually narrows below into the conduplicate petiolste base leaf that blooms in the late spring through early winter on a short, several flowerd inflorescence arising from the leaf base.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis blaisdellii S. Watson 1888; Pleurothallis peraltensis Ames 1923; Pleurothallis standleyi Ames 1925; Trichosalpinx lankesteriana Luer 1996; Trichosalpinx tamayoana Soto Arenas 1987

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 23: 284. 1888 as Pleurothallis blaisdellii; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Pleurotyhallis blaisdellii drawing fide; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1952 as Pleurothallis blaisdelii drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 Pleurothallis blaisdellii; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 as Pleurothallis blaisdellii drawing fide/photo hmm; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 as Pleurothallis blaisdellii drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 as Pleurothallis blaisdellii drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Pleurothallis baisdellii drawing fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Pleurohtallis blaisdellii drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1249 Dodson 1984 as Pleurothallis blaisdellii drawing fide; ORQUIDEA (Méx. ) 10 (2) 1987 photo/drawing fide; ORQUIDEA (Méx. ) 10 (2) Soto Arenas 1987 as T tamoyoana photo/drawing fide Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide;