Trichopilia dalstroemii Dodson 2003 Photo by Tennis Maynard

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Stig Dalstrom

FragrancePart shade Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name Dalstroem's Trichopilia [Swedish Botanist at Selby Codiscoverer of the type Current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe province of Ecuador at elevations around 1800 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, oblong, laterally flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong-elliptic, acuminate, abruptly narrowing below into the shortly conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the early summer on a basal, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, rachis provided with 3 to 5 obtuse, close, imbricate bracts, pendulous, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with obtuse, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carries fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 22 #3 2003 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;