Trichocentrum capistratum Linden & Rchb.f. 1871 SECTION Saccatae Senghas

Plant Photos by Oliver Lenhard

Part shade Hot WarmWinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name The Halter Trichocentrum

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3.6 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela in lowland, tropical and premontane rainforests at elevations around 225 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with nearly obsolete pseudobulbs each carrying a single, apical, fleshy, oblong-lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, acute, gradually narrows below into the base leaves and blooms at any time of the year on a lateral, pendant, racemose, 3/4" to 1 3/4" [2 to 4 cm] long, successively single, few [3 to 5] flowered inflorescence with concave, triangular, acute bracts.

Synonyms Trichocentrum panamense Rolfe 1913; Trichocentrum pusillum Lehm. ex Pupulin 1995

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as T panamense; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958 as T panamense; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 5 1961 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 3 1963 as T panamaense drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 3 1963 drawing ok; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as T panamaense; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 No 9 1967; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 3 1970 photo; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 5 1982; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1598 Atwood 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995drawing fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 3 2000 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 as T panamense drawing/photo fide; Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 21 #2 Cetzal-Ix Carnevalli and Romero-Gonzalez 2016 Synopsis of the Trichocentrum Clade;