Trichocentrum candidum Lindl. 1843 SECTION Saccatae Senghas

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Common Name The White Trichocentrum

Flower Size 1 2/5" [3.5 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala and to Costa Rica on tree trunks in humid montane forests in deep shade as a miniature, warm growing epiphyte from tropical rainforests at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters with inconspicuous pseudobulbs concealed by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, fleshy, elliptic-oblong, acute, conduplicate below into the base leaf which blooms in the summer to late fall on a lateral, pendulous, 1.6" [4 cm] long, 2 to 4, successively flowering, racemose inflorescence with the flower held at leaf length.

This plant is best mounted on branches tree fern or cork to accomodate the pendulous growth and flowering habit.

Synonyms Trichocentrum albiflorum Rolfe 1893

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Edwards's Bot. Reg. 29: Misc. 9. 1843; Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew. 336. 1893 as T albiflorum; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 5 1961 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 3 1963 drawing ok; Las Orquideas De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing fide/photo hmm; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1495 Atwood 1992 drawing NOT = T cymbiglossum; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Algunas Orquideas De Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2012 as T albiflorum photo fide; Algunas Orquideas De Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2012 photo fide; Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 21 #2 Cetzal-Ix Carnevalli and Romero-Gonzalez 2016 Synopsis of the Trichocentrum Clade photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 photo fide