!Centroglossa tripollinica (Barb.Rodr.) Barb.Rodr. 1881 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Full shade Cool Fall Winter

Common Name The Three Pollina Centroglossa

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais, Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo states of Brazil at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with small, elongate-ovoid, smooth becoming longitudinally striate with age, laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 1 to 2 leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, linear-ligulate to oblanceolate, acute to acuminate, attenuate below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a basal, 2" [5 cm] long, sinuous, slightly fractiflex few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Ornithocephalus tripollinicus Barb.Rodr. 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 photo fide; Orquideas do Estado do Espirito Santo Ruschi 1997 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 3 2001; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmusen 2005 drawing good/photo fide; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehauer 2008 drawing fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Vol 1 Parsons and Gerritsen 2013 photo fide