Trichoceros carinifer Schltr. 1921 TYPE drawing by Schlechter

Shade Cool Cold Fall

Common Name The Keel Carrying Trichoceros

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Azuay province of Ecuador as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an ascending, terete rhizome giving rise to ovoid, apically triangular apiculiform pseudopbulbs enveloped by leaf sheath bases carrying erect-patent, fleshy, ligulate to narrowly ligulate, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on a basal, erct, thin, peduncle distantly few bracted, 3.8" [9 cm] long, glabrous, sub-laxly 3 to 4 flowered infloresccence with erect-patent, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 8: 105 Schlechter 1921; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 52: # 392 Schlechter1929 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994