Trichoceros dombeyi D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

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

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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

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