Trigonidium christensonii D.E.Benn. 1995 Drawing by Pastorelli, Bennett & Dodson


Common Name Christenson's Trigonidium [American Botanist passed 2011]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Pasco department of Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing caespitose epiphyte with ovoid, rugose, sulcate, somewhat compressedd pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, elliptic, obtuse, stiffly coriaceous, leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, 3.6 to 4" [9 to 10 cm] long, with lanceolate acute bracts, single flowered inflorescence with oblanceolate, acute, slightly longer than the ovary floral bracts and carryimg a campanulate flower with a clear yellowish brown with red purple veins, paler basally dorsal sepal, similar lateral sepals but tinted reddish across the middle, the petals pale brownish yellow, the lip similar to the petals with the callus and central region shiny, dark brownish red, the lateral lobes pale yellow, the columnn pale green, and the anther yellow .

Synonyms Maxillaria deherae Molinari 2015

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 397 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide;