Trichocentrum caloceras Endres & Rchb. f. 1871 SECTION Saccatae Senghas

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Viktoriya (Satira) from Moscow

Full shade Hotto Warm Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Beautiful Horned Trichocentrum [refers to the lateral sepals obliquely spreading petals]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found from Costa Rica and Panama as a miniature sized, hot to warm and pendant growing epiphytic species in wet montane forests at elevations of 500 to 1300 meters with an almost inconspicuous, rounded pseudobulb carrys a single, apical, oblong to oblong-elliptic, spotted with reddish purple, obtuse, abruptly narrowed below into the short, narrow, conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the spring and early summer on a basal, pendant, 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long, terete, fractiflex, 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1597 Atwood 1993 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 3 2000 photo; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;

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