Trigonidium turbinatum Rchb.f. 1859

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Part shadeWarm Summer

Common Name The Gyroscope-Shaped Trigonidium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero Brazil as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with clustered, ovoid, longitudinally sulcate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by imbricate, acute, sheaths and carrying 2 apical, erect, linear, acute, conduplicate below into the pseudo-petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on 1 to 2, erect, 5" [12.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescnece almost completely enveloped by imbricate, acuminate, acute bracts

Synonyms Maxillaria turbinata (Rchb.f.) Molinari 2015

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 photo fide;