Trichoceros roseus Christenson 2001

Photo by Eric Hunt

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Photo courtesy of Oliver Lenhard and his Orchideen Website

Part shade ColdWinterSprinSummerfall

Common Name The Rosy Trichoceros

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador at elevations of 2200 to 2700 meters in dry rocky regions as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with an elongate rhizome with 1.6" [4 cm] between each ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 3 foliaceous sheaths and carrying thick, stiff, coriaceous, linear, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a basal, erect, 4" [10 cm] long, 4 to 7 successively flowered inflorescence with 5 distant, acuminate, acute bracts

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 498 Dodson 1982 as T muralis drawing fide; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarm Plate 789 rear Christenson & Bennett 2001; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #7 2011 photo fide;

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