Trichopilia hennisiana Kranzlin 1908

Flower Closeup

Photos by Eric Hunt

Another Clone

Photo courtesy of Oliver Lenhard

Another Clone

Photo courtesy of Tennis Maynard


Common Name Hennis' Trichopilia [German Orchid Collector 18-1900's]

Flower Size 5" [13 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 1400 to 2500 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with oblong to ovate, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs becoming longitudinally rugose with age carrying a single, apical, oblong-lanceolate, acute, somewhat twisted leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, inclining to pendant, 3 to 5 flowered, racemose inflorescence carrying 3 to 5 fragrant flowers all held towards the apex.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 ; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 1 2004 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo ok; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #9 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #4 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #5 2016 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #11 2016 photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide