Trichoceros muralis Lindl. 1933 Photo by Ron Parsons

Close up detail of lip Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Clone

Another Clone Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding.

Common Name The Wall-Growing Trichoceros

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in dry rocky regions at elevations of 2200 to 3200 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an elongate, sheathed, rootless rhizome carrying 2 to 3" distant, small pseudobulbs with individual root systems each one almost completely enveloped by distichous, imbricating leaf sheaths carrying a single, apical, small thickly fleshy or thinly coriaceous, lanceolate, gradually narrowing below into the unjoined base leaves that blooms in the summer on 1 or 2, basal, racemose, longer than the leaf, loosely few to several flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with sinister, hairy, insect-like, small, spreading flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 498 Dodson 1982; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 77 #3 2013 photo fide;