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Trichosalpinx spathulata Close up of Trichosalpinx spathulate (originally misidentified as T. pseudolepanthes) found at above 2,000m on Cerro Montezuma Cerro Montezuma,Tatama National Park,Trichosalpinx spathulata Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Trichosalpinx spathulata

Close up of Trichosalpinx spathulate (originally misidentified as T. pseudolepanthes) found at above 2,000m on Cerro Montezuma

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  1. It's so cool to see how you discovered miniature orchids at this place as we had the same experience. Before, we did not understand the appeal of orchids but now we're totally hooked :)

    Here's some 400+ to enjoy:
    https://www.jungledragon.com/wildlife/browse/plantae/angiosperms/monocots/asparagales/orchidaceae

    And thank you for adding more!
    Posted 4 months ago
    1. That's almost exactly what I've said (the discovery, in another comment) Thank you for the link - & Michelle Tapasco from Montezuma was a marvel - she said she may be UK next year with a book on the orchids - here's hoping>>>> Posted 4 months ago
    2. Thanks for the link, I also love them! Posted 4 months ago
  2. Oh wow! So delicate and perfect! Posted 4 months ago
    1. It was beautiful Posted 4 months ago
  3. Beautiful! Posted 4 months ago
  4. **UPDATE: The identification of this orchid has been corrected. It is Trichosalpinx spathulata, and this is the only known photo of it in the world!**

    From today's Facebook post:

    his delicate beauty is a neotropical bonnet orchid (Trichosalpinx pseudolepanthes). The genus Trichosalpinx has approximately 100 species and is widespread across most of Latin America. They are characterized by a ringed, ribbed sheath around the stem. In fact, the genus name refers to this ring and literally means “trumpet with hair”. And, to say that it’s a stunning orchid would certainly be an understatement! {Spotted in Colombia by JungleDragon user, NattyOne} #JungleDragon #orchid #epiphyte #Colombia #Trichosalpinxpseudolepanthes #Trichosalpinx
    Posted 3 months ago, modified 2 months ago
    1. Thanks for that information Christine. Posted 3 months ago
      1. You're welcome! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous orchid :). Posted 3 months ago
        1. Christine, see my comment below. We may need to update that post. Posted 2 months ago
          1. Thanks, Lisa! I've updated the Facebook post. Posted 2 months ago
  5. Hey Natty! I spoke with Jay Pfahl today (he is having issues joining the site right now), and he says that this is Trichosalpinx spathulata and not T. pseudolepanthes. He is hoping to get in contact with you so he can document this finding on www.orchidspecies.com! He is saying this is the only known photo of this species in the world!

    His email is jfal@sprynet.com
    Posted 2 months ago, modified 2 months ago
    1. Hi Lisa, Thanks, I've emailed Jay - the drawing on his site certainly looks very close to it - I got the original identification from Sebastian Moreno. We'll certainly have to try to get the identification correct. Have just finished creating a photobook from my trip so can now get back to adding some more photos to Jungledragon. Cheers, David Posted 2 months ago

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Trichosalpinx spathulata is an orchid in the family Orchidaceae.

Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Nov 21, 2019. Captured Aug 8, 2019 16:29.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/166s
  • ISO2000
  • 60mm