Trichoceros dombeyi D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001

Photo by Eric Hunt

Another Flower

Photo by Stefan Paeffgen

Part Shade Cold WarmSpring

Common Name Dombey's Trichoceros [French Botanist accompaning Ruiz & Pavon 1700's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Peru in rock crevices of cold sierras at elevations of 2600 to 3200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing lithophyte or terrestrial with globose pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a pair of foliaceous sheaths and carrying oblong-lanceolate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect-arcuate, long-pedunculate, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with minute, ovate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying successively single opening flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum plate 789 Christenson & Bennett 2001 drawing fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014