Trichoceros platyceros Rchb.f. 1854 Photo by Ron Parsons and his Orchid Photo Page

Another Flower Photo by the Andean Botanical Information System and their Orchid Photo Page

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Common Name The Broad-Blunt Horned Trichoceros

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in dry, grasslands and hedgerows at elevataions of 2250 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, wandering, cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid with an elongate, creeping rhizome giving rise to ovate, thick pseudobulbs enveloped by distichous leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, often aborted, very fleshy, hard, narrowly elliptical leaves that bloom at most any time of the year on an erect, axillary, terete, to 16" [40 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Epidendrum antenniferum Humb. & Bonpl 1806; Trichoceros armillatus Rchb.f 1856; Trichoceros muscifera Kraenzel 1906; Trichoceras parvifloris H.B.K. 1816;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 998 Dodson 1984 drawing not = T dombeyi fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 30 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 drawing ok/photo fide;

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