Trichopilia wageneri (Rchb. f.) Rchb. f. 1858 Photo courtesy of Dale Borders.

Part shadeWarm to Cool Spring

Common Name Wagner's Trichopilia [German Orchidist 1800's]

Flower Size 3.6" [9 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Surinam at elevations around 1524 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovoid, pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, broadly elliptic, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the clasping base leaf that blooms in the spring on a pendent-arcuate, 10" [25 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Pilumna wagneri Rchb. f. 1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853 as Pilumna wageneri; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1865; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as T fragrans; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 as T fragrans photo not= T wageneri fide; Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 21 #2 Cetzal-Ix Carnevalli and Romero-Gonzalez 2016 Synopsis of the Trichocentrum Clade;