Trichosalpinx psilantha Luer 1997 SUBGENUS Trichosalpinx
Drawing by © Carl Luer and Epidendra Orchid Website
Common Name The Hairless Trichosalpinx [refers to the flower]
Flower Size .12" [3 mm]
Found in Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations around 2500 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect to suberect ramicauls enveloped by 5 to 9 lepanthiform sheaths with broadly dilated, oblique, ciliate ostia and carrying an erect, coriaceous, suffused with purple beneath, broadly elliptical, obtuse, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a successive fascile at the base of the backside of the leaf, congested, .4" [1 cm]long, successively 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the ramicaul.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Systematics of Trichosalpinx Luer 1997 drawing fide;