Trichocentrum estrellense Pupulin & J.B. García 1995 SECTION Saccatae Senghas

Inflorescence Photos by © Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Deep Shade Hot Warm Summer

Common Name The La Estrella Trichocentrum [A region on the NW slopes of the Cordillera de Talamanca in Costa Rica]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in submontane, evergreen tropical rainforests on the Atlantic slopes on shady moss-covered branches often overhanging water at elevations of 400 to 1250 meters as a small sized, [has 8" leaves that longest in the genus], hot to warm, pendant growing, caespitose epiphyte with that blooms in the summer on a successively many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Orquideología 5: 8.1970; 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; Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 21 #2 Cetzal-Ix Carnevalli and Romero-Gonzalez 2016 Synopsis of the Trichocentrum Clade photo fide;