~Schlimmia trifida Rchb. f. 1876 - See Schlimmia alpina Rchb. f. & Warsz. 1854 Photos courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Fragrance Deep Shade Cold Cool

Common Name The Three Pointed Schlimia

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1200 to 1350 meteres as a small sized, cold to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, narrowly ovoid, slightly to somewhat compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, plicate, elliptic-lanceolate, acute to shortly acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the short petiolate base leaf that blooms on a pendant, few flowered 5.6" [14 cm] long inflorescence with a few basal, ovate, acute bracts carrying waxy, fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 3/4 1977/8 drawing; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 5 2003 photo;