Trichopilia turialbae Reichb.f. 1863 Photo by Tennis Maynard

Side View of Flowers Photo by Piotr Markiewicz

Fragrant Part shade Hot Cool FallWinter

Common Name The Turialba Tricopilia [A town in Costa Rica]

Flower Size 1 3/5" [4 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and western Colombia in lowland and premontane rainforests at elevations of 500 to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with ovoid-lanceolate, laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few imbricating, scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, short petiolate base leaf with a prominent keel abaxially and blooming on a short, lateral, 2 to 5 successively single flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with a triangular floral bract and short lived, fragrant flowers that do not open fully occuring in the fall and winter.

Also seen as Trichopilia turialvae

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1865; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 3 1984 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1299 Dodson 1985 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1600 Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 1996 drawing ok/photo good; Orchid Digest Vol 63 #3 1999 photo fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orquideología 23 #1 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 10 2005 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #5 2016 photo fide;