Trichopilia hennisiana Kranzlin 1908

Flower Closeup Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Another Clone Photo courtesy of Oliver Lenhard and his Orchideen Website

Another Clone Photo courtesy of Tennis Maynard


Common Name Hennis' Trichopilia [German Orchid Collector 18-1900's]

Flower Size 5" [13 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 1400 to 2500 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with oblong to ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs becoming longitudinally rugose with age carrying a single, apical, oblong-lanceolate, acute, somewhat twisted leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, inclining to pendant, 3 to 5 flowered, racemose inflorescence carrying 3 to 5 fragrant flowers all held towards the apex.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 ; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 1 2004 photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo ok; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;