Trichopilia juninensis C. Schweinf. 1945 Photos courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Tennis Maynard

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Common Name The Juinin Trichopilia [Peruvian town]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [4 cm]

A winter through summer flowering, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte from Peru and Colombia that is found in wet montane forests at altitudes of 1000 to 1700 meters, with an oblong, complanate pseudobulb enveloped basally by several, scarious sheaths and carrying a single apical, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, acute, basally conduplicate and sessile into the base leaf and blooms on a basal, 1" [2.4 cm] 1 to 3 flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and held below the leaf .

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Native Colombian ORchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo hmm; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 196 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing very good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;

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