Trichocentrum cornucopiae Linden & Rchb. f. 1866 SECTION Trichocentrum Photo courtesy of Orquidofilos


Common Name The Plentiful Trichocentrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte in Fr Guiana, Surinam, Venezuela and Brazil in hot humid lowlands with inconspicuous pseudobulbs enveloped by white leafless sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear-elliptic, acute to obtuse leaf, narrowed below into a conduplicate, short, petiole-like stem and blooms in the late winter and spring on a 1" [2.5 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising as a new growth appears and carrying fragrant flowers.

Often cited as a synonym of T fuscum Franco Pupulin has resurrected this species on the basis of smaller flowers, the pale yellow sepals and petals that do not spread out completely and the callus composed of 6 velvety ridges.

Synonyms Trichocentrum hartii Rolfe 1894

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1869 drawing fide; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1873 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as T cornucopiae; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as T cornucopiae not = T fuscum; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 3 1963 drawing; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 as T cornicopiae; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing not = T fuscum; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 5 1982 photo not! actually T pulchrum; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo maybe; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0387 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995; Rudolf ; Brieger 1995 as T hartii; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as T hartii