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


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; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 drawing ok/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #1 2002 photo fide;