Trichocentrum pupulinianum Bogarín & Karremans 2013 SECTION Saccatae Senghas

Photo by © Karremans

Full shadeWarm CoolWinter

Common Name Pupulin's Trichocentrum [Costa Rican Orchid Botanist current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in secondary and primary premontane forests on the Pacific watershed of the Cordillera de Talamanca at elevations around 500 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing pendent epiphyte with an abbrecviated rhizome giving rise to minute, caespitose, rounded pseudobulbs carrying a single, green, more or less spotted with purple, fleshy, oblong to oblong-elliptic, subacute, somewhat minutely mucronate, sessile leaf that blooms in the winter on a lateral, basal, racemose, peduncle terete, pendent, brownish, [3 to 3.5 cm] long, rachis short, fractiflex, successively 1 to2, 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence with conspicuouis, imbricating, ovate, cucullate, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying small, spreading flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids (West Palm Beach) 82: 107 Bogarin & Karremans 2013 drawing/photo fide; Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 21 #2 Cetzal-Ix Carnevalli and Romero-Gonzalez 2016 Synopsis of the Trichocentrum Clade photo fide;