Trichoceros tupaipi Rchb. f. 1877 Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

Another Flower? Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Part sunCold to Cool Summerto Fall

Common Name

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Peru in high sierra on open rocky and brushy slopes in exopsed and sunny locations at elevations of 2600 to 3500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold to cool growing lithophyte or terrestrial with a woody stem with one to 2, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single apiocal, erect, narrowly elliptical, acute, conduplicate towards the base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on an axillary, short successively 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0196 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994;