Trichopilia juninensis C. Schweinf. 1945

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Common Name The Juinin Trichopilia [Peruvian town]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [4 cm]

Found in Colombia and Peru in wet montane forests at altitudes of 1000 to 1700 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose epiphytewith an oblong, complanate pseudobulb enveloped basally by several, scarious sheaths and carrying a single apical, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, acute, basally conduplicate and sessile into the base leaf and blooms in the winter, spring through summer, on a basal, 1" [2.4 cm] 1 to 3 flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and held below the leaf.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo hmm; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 196 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing very good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006;