~Trichopilia coccinea Warsz.ex Lindl. & Paxt. 1851-52 - See Trichopilia marginata Henfr. 1851 Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Dale Martin


Common Name The Scarlet Trichopilia

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found from Guatemala to Colombia as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters with clustered, linear, strongly compressed pseudobulbs carrying lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, coriaceous, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on an arching, to pendant, short, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with highly fragrant flowers.