Trichopilia freulerae Archila & Chiron 2011

Type Photo by Pupulin and The Epidendra Orchid Website


Common Name Freuler's Trichopilia [Maria Julia Freuler Argentine Botanist current ]

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm]

Found in Guatemala at elevations around 400 meters as a small sized, hot to warm gowing epiphyte with an ellipsoid pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, elliptical, acute, entire leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on 1 rarely 2, 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying non-scented flowers

Similar to T tortilis but differs in the truncate apically sepals, the 4 lobed lip, the large red blotches of the lip and the sepals which twist in a different manner.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Richardiana 6(4): 204. Archila/Chiron 2011 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018