Trigonidium insigne Rchb.f. ex Benth & Hkr.1883

Photo by Jorge Mario Munera

Another Flower with Plant in situ Peru

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Photo by Linda & Mikael Karlbom, Sweden

Common Name The Splendid Trigonidium

Flower Size 2.2" [6 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in wet montane cloud forests at elevations of 200 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with to 7.2" [18 cm] between each ovoid to ellipsoid, slightly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few imbricate sheaths and carrying 3 to 4, strap-shaped, acute, arching, drab olive green, gradually narrowing and conduplicate into the petiolate bsae leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, 3 to 4" [7.5 to 10 cm] long, single flowered infloresccence enveloped by large tubular bracts.

Synonyms Maxillaria johannyae Molinari, Richardiana 15: 302 (2015

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in American orchids VI Canadian Journal of Botany 34(2):241-260 Garay 1962 Putting T grande as a synonym of this species; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 346 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0393 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 594 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing hmm; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 darwing fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #2 2011 photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide