Trichocentrum dianthum Pupulin & Mora-Ret 1994 SECTION Saccatae Senghas

Another Inflorescence Photos by Ossenbach/Pupulin and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Two Flowered Trichocentrum

Flower Size 1.35" [3.4 cm]

Found in Costa Rica low on mossy tree trunks at elevations around 1000 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a minute, round pseusobulb eenveloped by several distichous, imbricate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, light green, oblong-elliptioc to obovate-oblong, acute, minutely notched apically, gradually narrowing below intothe conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the spring on to 4, basal, descending, 1.4 to 1.6" [3.5 to 4 cm] long, green, 2 flowered inflorescence carrying herbaceous scented flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Selbyana 15: 90. 1994 Mora-Retana & Pupulin drawing fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 3 2000 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 21 #2 Cetzal-Ix Carnevalli and Romero-Gonzalez 2016 Synopsis of the Trichocentrum Clade photo fide;