Trichocentrum albo-coccineum Linden 1865 SECTION Trichocentrum

Plant and Flowers

Side View of Flower Photos by Milan Vagner.


Common Name The White-Scarlet Trichocentrum

Flower Size to 2" [4.5 to 5 cm]

A miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte from Peru, Ecuador and Brazil in wet tropical forests with small, clustered, ovoid, pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, coriaceous, small, elliptic, acute, sessile, fleshy leaf that blooms on a lateral, 2 1/2 to 3" [6 to 7.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with up to 5 successive opening flowers over several months occurring in the summer and fall.

Synonyms Trichocentrum albo-coccineum var striatum Hort 1887; Trichocentrum albopurpureum Linden & Rchb.f 1866; Trichocentrum albo-violaceum Rchb.f ex Schlechter 1927; Trichocentrum amazonicum Barb. Rodr. 1877; Trichocentrum atropurpureum Linden ex Regal 1866; Trichocentrum atro-violaceum Rchb.f ex Schlechter ?

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as T alboviolaceum photo hmm looks like T fuscum; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as T albopurpureum drawing good; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as T albococcineum var striatum; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 3 1963 drawing; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawings fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0386 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992; AOS Bulletin No 63 No 9 1994 drawing as T albopurpureum; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995; Orchid Digest Vol 60 #2 1996 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 3 2000 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide