Trichocentrum fuscum Lindl. 1837 Photo by © Ecuagenera and their Ecuadorian Orchid Website.

Another Flower Photo by © Jay Pfahl.

Plant and Flower? Photo courtesy of © Michael Götz.

Another Flower Closeup? Photo courtesy of © Stefan Paeffgan.

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Common Name The Dark Trichocentrum

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3.1 cm]

Found as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte in Fr Guiana, Surinam, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and Brazil in hot humid lowlands with inconspicuous pseudobulbs enveloped by white leafless sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear-elliptic, acute to obtuse leaf, narrowed below into a conduplicate, short, petiole-like stem and blooms in the late winter and spring on a 1" [2.5 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising as a new growth appears and carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Acoidium fuscum Lindl. 1837; Trichocentrum cornucopiae var. fuscatum Porsch 1908; Trichocentrum fuscum var krameri Hort 1885; Trichocentrum mattogrossense Hoehne 1910; Trichocentrum pinelii Lindl. 1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as T alboviolaceum photo ok; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing hmm; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as T mattogrossense drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as T fuscum var krameri drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as T pineli; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as T cornicopiae drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 3 1963 drawing; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as T cornicopiae drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995 drawing/photo good; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995 as T mattogrossensis; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 3 2000 photo; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;

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