Trichosalpinx systremmata (Luer) Luer 1983 SUBGENUS Tubella
Drawing by © Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website
Common Name The Ball-Like Trichosalpinx [refers to the plant habit]
Flower Size .2" [5 mm]
Found in Loja Ecuador at elevations around 2000 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, ramicauls enveloped by 2, ribbed, glabrous to microscopically ciliate lepanthiform sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, broadly elliptical, to suborbicular, obtuse, contracted below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a loose, filiform, 4.4" [11 cm] long including the .4 to 2" [1 to 5 cm] long peduncle, successively several flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the ramicaul.
Synonyms *Pleurothallis systremmata Luer 1981; Tubella systremmata (Luer) Archila 2000
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XV Luer 1997 drawing fide;