Trichocentrum brenesii Schltr. 1923 TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Deep Shade Cool LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name or Meaning Brenes Trichocentrum [German Orchid Collector late 1800's - early 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica in wet montane forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growoing epiphyte with insignificant, small pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, suberect, obliquely ligulate, subacute, narrowly shortly, subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a basal, peduncle with a few basal sheaths, erect-patent to patent, single flowered inflorescence with ovate, shortly acuminate, half as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying thin, glabrous flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 19: 248 Schlechter 1923; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;