Trichosalpinx punctatifolia plate
Trichosalpinx punctatifolia from Iconographie des Orchidees du Brésil

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Pleurothallidinae
Genus: Trichosalpinx
Luer 1983
Type Species
Trichosalpinx cilaris

Trichosalpinx is a genus of in the orchid family (Orchidaceae) comprised of around twelve species. The genus is abbreviated as Trchpnx. in horticultural trade.


The genus is distributed from Mexico to southern Brazil.


This genus is similar to pleurothallis but differs by having lepaniform sheaths


Keep plant in partial shade. Plant can be grown in cool to intermediate conditions. Pot the plant in fine bark with perlite or sphagnum moss. Water regularly and keep potting media moist. Plants can be mounted.


The name of the genus means "a trumpet with hairs" which refer to the ribbed sheathes.

Species Edit

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