Trichocentrum longicalcaratum Rolfe 1896 SECTION Trichocentrum Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt .

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Common Name The Long Spurred Trichocentrum

Flower Size 1 1/5" [3 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru as a miniature sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 900 to 1800 meters in wet, deeply shaded montane forests with a fan-shaped growth having oblong-lanceolate, coriaceous, acute, gradually narrows below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms on a short, 2 2/5" [6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a small, infundibuliform floral bracts carrying a single campanulate flower held below the leaves occuring in nature in the fall and winter in cultivation

This species is part of the T pulchrum group which includes T loyolicum, T obcordilabium, T viridulum and T pulchrum but differs in the spur twice as long as the blade of the lip.

Synonyms Trichocentrum brandtiae Kraenzl. 1897

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 1992 as T brandtiae photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 390 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995 as T brandtia; Native Colombian Orchdis Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 3 2000 photo; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006

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