Trichopilia grata Rchb.f. 1868

Photo by Erica Moron de Abad


Drawing by Pastorelli, Bennett & Christenson

FragrancePart shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Lovely Trichopilia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Imbabura department of Ecuador as well as Junin and Amazonas Peru at elevations of 1300 to 1450 meters as a small sized, cool growing caespitose epiphyte with oblong, strongly compressed pseudobulbs subtended by several, scarious brcts and caryring a single, apical, oblong-oblanceolate, subacute supetiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a basal, to 3.4" [8.5 cm] long, with tubular, lanceolate, acuminate bractsm 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Trichopilia fragrans var. grata (Rchb.f.) C.Schweinf. 1946

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 791 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing hmm;