Trichopilia subulata [Sw.] Reichb.f. 1865 Photo courtesy of Tennis Maynard

FragrantFull shadeHotLATE Winter and Spring

Common Name The Terete Trichopilia [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Mexico, Belize, Niacragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba,, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in tropical, wet and moist forests at elevations around 70 to 400 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with small pseudobulbs enveloped by non leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single apical, very narrow, thick leaf that blooms on a basal, pendulous, few flowered, 1 to 2" [2.5 to 5 cm] long inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb in the late winter and spring carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Aerides subulatum (Sw.) Schltr 1924; Cymbidium subulatum (Sw.) Sw. 1799; *Epidendrum subulatum Sw. 1788; Leucohyle jamaicensis (Fawc. & Rendle) Schltr. 1914; Leucohyle subulata (Sw.) Schltr. 1914; Leucohyle warszewiczii Klotzsch 1854; Trichopilia hymenantha Rchb. f. 1854; Trichopilia jamaicensis Fawc. & Rendle 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as T hymenantha; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as T hymenantha drawing; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as T hymenantha; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1865 as T hymenantha; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as T jamaicense; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 as T jamaicensis drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Leucohyle subulata; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 78. Panama Schlechter 1922 Leucohyle subulata; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 3 1970 photo; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Leucohyle subulata drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 130 Dodson 1980 as Leucohyle subulata drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 820 Dodson 1983 as Leucohyle subulata drawing ok; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Leucohyle subulata drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 as Leucohyle subulata photo fide;Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 as Leucohyle subulata photo fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 as Leucohyle subulata; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 as Leucohyle subulata drawing/photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as Leucohyle subulata drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 1 2004 photo; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as Leucohyle subulata;