Trichopilia marginata Henfr. 1851 -52

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FragrancePart shade Hot to Cool Spring

Common Name The Rimmed Trichopilia

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found from Guatemala to Colombia in premontane and lower montane rain forests on shady tree trunks as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters with clustered, linear, strongly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped belwo by a few non-foliaceous, sheaths and carrying a single, apical, lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, coriaceous, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a 3 to 4, basal, arching, to pendant, short to 2" [to 5 cm] , single flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with highly fragrant flowers.

Similar to T punicea but it differs in the elongate, narrow pseeduodbulbs, larger flowers, darker reddish brown sepals and petals, a shorter tubularbase of the lip, lip much wider across the lateral lobes than across the midlobe and a slightly twisted, column apex.

Synonyms Trichopilia coccinea Warsz.ex Lindl. & Paxt. 1851-52; Trichopilia crispa Lindl. 1857; Trichopilia lepida W.G. Sm 1874; Trichopilia marginata var. lepida (W.G.Sm.) A.H.Kent 1893; Trichopilia marginata var. olivacea Rchb.f 1865

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1865; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1865 as T crispa; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as T cocinnea; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as t coccinea drawing fide; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 76. Panama Schlechter 1922; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 251. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 3 1970 photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1297 Dodson 1985 drawing ok; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1497 Atwood 1992 drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 photo fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fie; Orchids, Mag. Amer. Orchid Soc. 75(3): 217, f. 6, 7C. Dressler & Pupulin 2006 photo fide Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 1 2003 photo; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 3 2006 photo; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 1 Morales 2009 as T x crispa photo fide;

Trichopilia marginata var. lepida (W.G.Sm.) H.J.Veitch 1893 Photo courtesy of Tennis Maynard