!Meiracyllium trinasutum Rchb.f 1854 Photo by Stieffatre Philippe (France)

Another Flower ViewPhoto by Hisanori Orchids of the World Website

Plant and FlowersPhoto by Jay Pfahl

Another view Photo by David Morris

Another View Photo by Eric Hunt plant grown by Scott Dallas of White Oak Orchids

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Common Name Three-Nosed Meiracyllium

Flower Size about 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southern Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador in canyons on trees and rocks up to 1300 meters in altitude as a miniature sized, creeping, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte without pseudobulbs, that has a terete rhizome enveloped by scarious sheaths with a stem carrying a single, apical, sessile, orbicular to broadly elliptic, obtuse or rounded, fleshy-coriaceous leaf that blooms in the spring and early summer on a shorter than the leaf, terminal, several [1 to 6] flowered inflorescence that has short, triangular floral bracts and carrying cinnamon scented flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 2 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 8 1959 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 9 1961; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 11 1961 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; drawing/photo fide; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 9 1983 drawing fide; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 photo fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 5 Withner 1998; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 11 2003 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo not = M wendlandii; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016;

Meiracyllium trinasutum Rchb.f 1854 var album Photo by Elizabeth Tilling

This is a white color variety of the previous species.

References The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Volume 5 Withner 1998 photo fide; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo fide;