Trichocentrum panduratum C.Schweinf. 1945 SECTION Trichocentrum Photo courtesy of Pablo Bermudez


Common Name The Lute-Shaped Trichocentrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Peru in forests at elevations around 400 to 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with very small pseduobulbs enveloped completely by several, imbricating sheaths and carry a single, apical, leathery, acute, oblong to oblong-elliptic, narrowing below into the short, conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, to 4" [to 10 cm] long, fractiflex, successively single, 2 to 5 flowered, racemose inflorescence that arises from the axil of the sheath.


References W3 Tropicos,Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 3 1963 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 8 1964 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium Bakers 2006; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1987; Orchids of Peru Vol 3 Schweinfurth 1960; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 21 #2 Cetzal-Ix Carnevalli and Romero-Gonzalez 2016 Synopsis of the Trichocentrum Clade;