Trichopilia maculata Rchb. f. 1855

Photo by Tennis Maynard

Another Color Form

Photo by Patricia Harding

Fragrance Part sunCool to Hot Winter

Common Name The Spotted Trichopilia

Flower Size 2 1/2" [7 cm]

found in Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia at elevations below 1000 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphytic herb 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 Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 1 2004 photo fide; 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;