Trichopilia mutica (Lindl.) Rchb.f. & Wullschl. 1863 Drawing by Cogniaux


Common Name The Mutilated Trichopilia

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found from Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela, Guyana?, Surinam and Brazil in lowland forests at altitudes around 50 to 500 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with cylindrical, curved pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear, triangular in cross-section, acute, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms on a pendant, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Leucohyle mutica (Lindl.) Schltr. 1914; *Macradenia mutica Lindl. 1839

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing in error as K carraoensis; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 3 Foldats 1970 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 as Leucohyle muticadrawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Leucohyle mutica drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 as Leucohyle mutica; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 as Leucohyle mutica drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 as Leucohyle mutica drawing fide