Trichoceros roseus Christenson 2001

Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Another Flower? 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

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