Trichopilia maculata Rchb. f. 1855 Photo courtesy of Tennis Maynard

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Fragrance Part sunCool to Hot Winter

Common Name The Spotted Trichopilia

Flower Size 2 1/2" [7 cm]

A small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyitic herb found in Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia at elevations below 1000 meters with ellipsoid-oblong, strongly ancipitous psedobulbs enveloped basally by several densly purple-spotted sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, acute to subacute, subcoriaceous, conduplicate, dull green leaf that flowers in the winter on a basal, to 2 1/2" [6 cm] long, arching or pendant, slender inflorescence with one or two waxy, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Trichopilia powellii Schlechter 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Bonplandia 3(15-16): 215. 1855; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1865; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 77. Panama Schlechter 1922 as T powellii; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Las Orquideas De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing ok/photo hmm; Las Orquideas de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1997; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 1 2004 photo; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 5 2007 photo;