Trichopilia galeottiana A.Rich. & Gal. 1845

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Another Flower

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Fragrant Part shade Part shade Warm Cool Spring Summer

Common Name Galeotti's Trichopilia [Belgian Botanist and Plant Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 2 1/5" [5.5 cm]

Found in Mexico and Guatemala in premontane rainforests on larger branches at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with subcylindric, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by grayish bracts and carrying a single, apical, elliptic-lanceolate, carinate abaxially, acute, conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on 3 to 4, lateral, 1" [2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 3, papery, obtuse bracts carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Trichopilia picta Lem. 1859

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