Trichocentrum popowianum Königer 1996 SECTION Trichocentrum

Inflorescence Photos by © Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Another angle Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Common Name Popow's Trichocentrum [German Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Morona-Santiago Ecuador as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte at elevations around 1000 meters in wet, deeply shaded montane forests with almost round, small pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by 2, thin, dry, longitudinally folded sheaths and carrying a single, narrowly elliptical, thickly coriaceous, acute, slightly conduplicate longitudinally for most of length, gradually becoming tighter and more folded to form a short petiolate base leaf that blooms on a pendant, 1.6" [4 cm] long, basal, strongly fractiflex, 1 to several flowered inflorescence arising on a recently mature pseudobulb along the basal sheath and the single flowers open in succession.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Arcula 6: 178. 1996; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 21 #2 Cetzal-Ix Carnevalli and Romero-Gonzalez 2016 Synopsis of the Trichocentrum Clade photo fide;