Trichocentrum brevicalcaratum C.Schweinf. 1945 TYPE Drawing by Schweinfurth

Common Name The Short Spur Trichocentrum

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in Junin department of Peru at elevations around 1500 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to a very short, apically thickened stem carrying a single, linear, acute, more or less narrowing below into the sessile, conduplicate base leaves that blooms on a lateral, basal, very short, peduncle to .88" [1.1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 2 loose, broad bracts below.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 3 Schweinfurth 1960 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995; Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 21 #2 Cetzal-Ix Carnevalli and Romero-Gonzalez 2016 Synopsis of the Trichocentrum Clade;