Trichopilia backhousiana Rchb.f. 1876 Photo by Guillermo Angulo


Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

FragranceFull shadeIntermediate to Cool

Common Name Backhouse's Trichopilia [Famous York Nursery 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Colombia and similar to T fragrans yet differs in the paler green plant, thinner texture, less thick bulbs, more ancipitous, curving with age pseudobulbs and fleshier flowers, narrower lip and lobed near the apex instead of in the middle.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 ; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;