Trichopilia undulatissima D.E. Benn. & Christenson 1998

Photo courtesy of Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page


Common Name The Very Wavy Trichopilia

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6 cm]

Found in Peru as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte at elevations around 1800 meters in very wet montane forests with oblong-elliptic, strongly compressed pseudobulb subtended by several scarious, imbricating sheaths with a single, apical, elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, acute leaf that is constricted at the base into a short, conduplicate petiole and blooms a lateral, 6" [15 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence, with 2 clasping tubular bracts and ovate, acute floral bracts, that arises on a newly emerging pseudobulb and occurs in the spring.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 592 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014