Trevoria zahlbruckneriana (Schltr.) Garay 1970

Inflorescence Photos by © Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

EARLY

Common Name or Meaning Zahlbrukner's Trevoria [Austrian Botanist late 1800's - 1900's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia in extremely wet cloud forests at elevations of 1000 to 1400 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with obliquely ovoid, longitudinally grooved pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few scarious sheaths that are soon fibrous, carrying a single, erect, widely elliptic, plicate, 5 nerved, shortly and obtusely, acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the shortly and contracted, petiolate base leaf, that blooms in the summer and early fall on a deflexed, racemose, 3.6" to 4.8" [9 to 12 cm] long, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence enveloped completely by a few imbricate, inflated, bracts.

Synonyms *Endresiella zahlbruckneriana Schltr. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 17: 14. 1921 as Endresiella zahlbruckneri; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Endresiella zahlbruckneri; *Orquideología 5: 8.1970; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1188 Hamer 1984 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0385 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol VI COS 1998 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999 photo fide; Native Ecuadoria Orchids Vol V Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide

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