Trichocentrum tenuiflorum Lindl. 1850-1 SECTION Trichocentrum Photo courtesy of Oliver Lenhard and his Orchideen Website

Common Name The Thin Flowered Trichocentrum

Flower Size 1.25" [3.25 cm]

Found in Bahia, Pernambuco and Minas Gerais state, Brazil as a miniature to small sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with a single, apical, thick, coriaceous, elliptic leaf that blooms in the summer on several at once, lateral to pendulous, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, racemose to occasional few branched, fractiflex inflorescence with a few well spaced, triangular-oblong, acute, acuminate bracts carrying 4 to 8 flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006