Trichopilia steinii Dodson 2003

Drawing by Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Common Name Stein's Trichopilia [American Co discoverer of the type current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Pinchincha Ecuador at elevations around 650 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome with clustered, oblong, flattened pseduobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, oblong-elliptic, acuminate reduced to a conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, pendulous, to 3.2" [to 8 cm] lomg, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with the rachis carrying 3 to 5 imbricating, closely adpressed, obtuse bracts and floral bracts that surround the ovary.

This species is similar to T fragrans but differs in the heavier substance flower, the campanulate 4 lobed lip and the raised 3 lamellae callus at the mid point to the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 22 No 3 Dodson 2003 drawing fide ;