Trichopilia leucoxantha L.O.Williams 1941 Photo courtesy of Tennis Maynard

Fragrance Part shadeWarm to Cool Summer

Common Name The White and Yellow Trichopilia

Flower Size 2.5" [6.25 cm]

Found in Panama at elevations around 700 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an oblong to ovate, strongly laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulb partially enveloped basally by several conduplicate, short-lived sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oval-elliptic, leathery, acute, conduplicate below into the petiole-like base leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, to 5" [13 cm] long, horizontal to pendant, loosely racemose inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and carrying the 1 to 4, fragrant flowers all towards the apex.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing okish; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996; Orquideologia Volumen XXII No 3 Dressler 2003 photo fide

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